Romperayo is a musical journey through Colombian tropical folklore of the second half of the 20th century, a mischievous and modern interpretation of the up-tempo rhythms of Descarga , Guaracha , Afrobeat and the psychedelic sounds of 70s Cumbia .
Led by drummer Pedro Ojeda , the “capitán” of the new generation of Colombian percussionists who also plays in Frente Cumbiero, Ondatrópica , Los Pirañas, Chúpame El Dedo and Mucho Indio, Romperayo’s novel approach to tropical rhythms has conquered the international live scene with 3 European tours in 2017, 2018 and 2019. The band has released 4 albums and 3 singles to date, on 5 different labels from the UK, the US, Japan and France.
By cleverly incorporating urban sounds and sampling techniques into Colombian music of the past decades, Romperayo embodies the avant-garde of the country’s modern music scene.
All tracks produced by Pedro Ojeda.
Saxophone on “Cumbia Reggae Funky”: Marco Fajardo (Frente Cumbiero, La BOA)
Elements or artwork by Urm Le Fou, Nuino Visual.
Mastered at The Exchange Vinyl, London, UK.
Lacquers-cut by Simon Davey
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Diffusé le 20 mai 2020.
Broadcasted on May 20th 2020.
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