Thursday, February 15, 2007
Blood, Sweat & Funk
Two great compilations of recently unearthed Central American music that I picked up at Rough Trade.
Firstly Panama! is a collection of latin, calypso and funk from the little country that invented reggaeton. Latin heat thats much needed in the winter months.
Los Fabuloso Festivals - El Mensaje (Z-share)
Secondly, not far away Belize City Boil Up up is more on a disco funk reggae tip that sounds nothing like music from central America. Makes me think of sweaty soulshack raves in 60s.
Harmonettes - Shame Shame Shame (Z-share)
This is a photo I took at a bar on Ambergris caye, Belize. Love those crazy staring eyes with that gormless open mouth. Damn girl, your killing me.