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Build Your Own Collection: Cumbia Edition

Amoeba Music, San Francisco

In Music+Travel Worldwide, Eve Hyman introduces you to some of the hottest new cumbia artists coming out of Buenos Aires. But what can you do if you can’t make it to the record stores in BA’s cumbia hotspots — the stalls of the Constitucion train station or at Miles Discos (Honduras 4912, Buenos Aires; +51 11 4832-0466) and Zivals (Serrano ... Read More »

OUT NOW! Music + Travel Worldwide: 12 Cities / 12 Scenes

Music+Travel Worldwide

In Music+Travel Worldwide our expert guides take a musical tour around the globe. Check out our sound sampler before you buy the book…   Jazz Land: Chicago by Peter Margasak Jazz Hometown Hero: Ken Vandermark and the Ken Vandermark 5     Click to hear 11 more… Read More »

It’s Good to be King

Dick el Demasiado by Patwasi Pat Taylor

Musician. Filmmaker. Producer. Writer. Artist. Dick el Demasiado, known to his legion of fans as the Cumbia king, has done it all. Breaking musical boundaries and relishing in the success of a career that follows its own path, by bucking tradition he has embraced a freedom that enables him to expand horizons most artists only dream of. We wanted to ... Read More »

Discovering: Cumbia

Zizek Club, Buenos Aires, Argentina

In Music+Travel Worldwide from Musyeon Guides, Eve Hyman takes you on a tour of Buenos Aires in search of the city’s cumbia scene. But what is cumbia, anyway? From folk music to the street to the club, check out our three-step cumbia crash course, after the jump…   Read More »

The Digital Domain: Argentina

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Buenos Aires is synonymous with tango, but cumbia is what more Argentines dance to. Also known as tropicál, it’s the sound of small towns and working-class neighborhoods, and it serves to connect Euro-intoxicated Buenos Aires to the rest of Latin America. Museyon Guide Eve Hyman takes you on a tour that extends beyond the city’s limits — head to the outskirts of town to dance ... Read More »

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