'THE COLOMBIAN MELTING POT: 1960-1985'. - Colombian music in general, especially the music from the Caribbean coast, is heavily infuenced by the drums, percussion and chanting of African rhythms. Thus Afrobeat, Terapia and Lumbal clashed effortlessly with the tropical sounds of Puya, Porro, Gaita, Cumbiamba, Mapel and Chand to create a rich amalgam of irresistible dance music while traditional styles were refined by an elite cadre of accordion players that included Alejandro Duran, Alfredo Gutierrez, Calixto Ochoa, Anibal Velasquez and Andres Landero. Alongside an all-encompassing 60-page booklet, including 40 vintage photographs, 24 interviews and documented first-hand knowledge, the deep cuts of Analog Africa's 12th compilation will instantly transport any listener to Colombia's thriving Caribbean coast to indulge in the succulent belly of tropical music's untold historic tales. This awesome double compilation CD features 32 tracks from many of the essential artists, including Wganda Kenya, Julian Y Su Combo, Myrian Makenwa, Wasamaye Rock Group, Los Salvajes, Conjunto Son San, Sonora Tropiacal, Cumbia Soledena, Andres Landero, a.m.o.