aqueen and country – show four [from colombia]

it was Thanksgiving night and I was homesick. everyone was Facebook’ing photos of family and drinks and delicious food, so I sulked out of the hostel and decided to get rip-roaringly drunk at the first bar I found. ducking under the steel gate, I found myself in the most interesting place I’d been so far on this trip… and would end up meeting the most interesting man. his name was Augustine and he stood 4’7″. behind him rested more than 5000 vinyl records – thousands more rumored to be in the back.

4+ hours, a handful of beers, and a dozen records I fell in love with later, I decided to return the next evening with a microphone to see if this legend of a bar-owner wouldn’t mind opening up his collection.

he didn’t mind at all.

it’s horribly edited.
it’s badly produced.
it’s laughably dubbed…
and the most fun show I’ve ever been involved with.

hit play.

and prepare to be schooled in South American music.

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[tracks played. as written by Augustine]

1. Sorenata De Amor – 2. Uri – 3. El Sotareno – 4. Yo Me Llamo Cumbia – 5. Luna Roja – 6. Llano Ho Entro – 7. Las Acaias – 8. Colombia Tierra Querida – [bonus track] Cumbia Quete Vas De Ronda

[click for an interview with Augustine]

[click for a fantastic interactive story/show on cumbia and/or musical map of Colombia]