Welcome to the first week in NY where every high is above 50 degrees Fahrenheit! Every time it gets warm in the spring I bust out the cumbia beats. For the longest time I wondered why all the people making cumbia always sing about how hot it is out then tonight I just realized that it’s because it’s actually probably pretty hot where and when they’re listening to it (the equator region in South America).
Here’s a old Systema Solar song, I’m a sucker for street parties I think. They call themselves an audio-visual collective of Afro-Caribbean beats, which is pretty accurate given their particular flavor of cumbia and tecnocumbia
You can listen to their album on the Internet Archive, if that’s your thing. Don’t miss the track “Ya veras”, it’s probably my favorite.