Anibal Velasquez - Mambo Loco Anibal Velasquez y su ConjutoLabel: Analog Africa
In the summer of 1952 Anibal Velasquez walked into the studios of Discos Eva for his first recording session. What nobody knew at the time was that this 16-year-old accordionist was about to become a living legend of tropical music by creating a crazy blend of Guaracha, Pompo, Cumbia and fast African beats – the perfect stuff for the annual carnival of his hometown, Barranquilla.
Velasquez’s eclectic mix would ultimately make him one of Colombia’s most innovative and productive musicias, adored in Venezuela, Mexico and beyond. The tracks selected here, recorded between 1962 – 1978, have become powerful tools during Analog Africa DJ sets. Use them with caution!