Magazine article New Internationalist

Impredecible

Magazine article New Internationalist

Impredecible

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Impredecible

by Bareto (World Village Records 091 CD, LP + download)

Unpredictable - that's how the title of the fifth album from Peru's Bareto translates. On this evidence, Impredecible finds the band in a fertile cross-cultural groove, including, on 'El Loco', a guest visit from peerless vocalist and compatriot Susana Baca. In short, this is a far cry from the band's ska-heavy sounds of yesteryear, but it's just as fun and, arguably, that much more punchy. Cumbia, as a dance style and rhythm, has always been a big area of Latin American music. It navigates African roots and Spanish or Portuguese-language vocals; each country in the region has its own individual stylings. It's no surprise that an electronic, club-orientated technocumbia is out there. …

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