Jorge Ben – “Ponta de lana africano – Umbabarauma”
I love the rhythm guitar riff that sets this track up and drives it along so much it drives me crazy. The vocals are magnificent, the percussion bubbling, the whole thing is intoxicating. A seamless blend of African and Cumbia and rock styles, off the 21 year celebration/comp from David Byrne’s brilliant Luaka Bop label. So hot.
“Ponta de lança africano – Umbabarauma” (mp3)
from “Twenty First Century Twenty First Year”