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Los Jaivas


Prog Folk

3.52 | 65 ratings

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5 stars Justice deserve this album, because it is tilt to rock in an open sense. I mean it's tilt to rock because in the most known edition of Canción del Sur is also inluided two more tracks of a single (1976) between Los Jaivas 1975 (most known as "El Indio") and Canción del Sur. This single features a classic: Mambo de Machaguay, and En tus Horas. Mambo is a version of a old folk peruvian song, translated to hard rock, but with a andean touch, of course, with a charango ( very small andean guitar) in background, and in first line, overdriven guitars (lead and rythm), and the genial performance of Gabriel Parra on drums. And as always looking forward to keep a free space between a couple of distant influences, where development they music, Los Jaivas made an arrangement with own personality and style. It isn't rock at all, but it isn't a folk song either as an ouput. En tus horas took a Venezuelan traditional folk rhythm called "joropo", and Jaivas it develop in the same way, but in this case without effects ( as overdrive, etc). In this path, tracks like La vida mágica ay sí, and a masterpiece: Canción del Sur, goes in the same line: a basic rhythm has translate in a prog line of drums as a basis of a excellent songs, and other instruments build the highs of a new musical language. I commend you to listen this excellent work. It's an essential one of (latin) American music of '70s. Pancho
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