Panama! - Latin, Calypso & Funk on the Isthmus 1965-1975

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Panama! - Latin, Calypso & Funk on the Isthmus 1965-1975

[ Soundway Records / CD ]

Release Date: Monday 18 May 2009

Sourced from long-deleted albums or obscure 45s, this compilation aims to redress the balance and show that the music of Panama can stand up and be counted among the very best, whether it be saucy calypso, smoking funk or straight Latin fire.

'Panama! - Latin, Calypso & Funk on the Isthmus 1965-1975' is a fine selection of cuts never before released outside Panama and reflects the melting-pot diversity of the country itself, ranging from the musica tipica (mestizo folk music) influenced by the cumbia and vallenato of Columbia to the South, through Afro-Cuban sounds such as the son, rumba, guaracha and guaguanco, to mento and proto-Calypso arriving from Jamaica and Trinidad.

Sourced from long-deleted albums or obscure 45s, this compilation aims to redress the balance and show that the music of Panama can stand up and be counted among the very best, whether it be saucy calypso, smoking funk or straight Latin fire.