Andina: Huayno Carnaval & Cumbia - The Sound of the Peruvian Andes 1968 - 1978
New music compilation on our record label Tiger's Milk
Available on CD, Double Gatefold Vinyl & DigitalFree Track Download
A window into the full-blooded, captivating spirit of music from the Andes, Andina shines a fresh perspective on Peru’s multifaceted heritage. A co-release between Tiger's Milk (a record label and sister company to Andina) and Strut Records, the album is selected from records originally released between '68 and ‘78 upending clichéd ideas of Andean music and bringing to light the divergent, exciting traditions to have emerged from Peru’s strip of the iconic mountain range.
Many of the tracks were first encountered by Martin Morales during his child-hood travels throughout the Andes when visiting his grandmother in the region of La Libertad. Fast forward three decades and we present them as a compilation with all the tracks seeing their first release since their original vinyl pressing in Peru.
Encompassing steady-grooving, Peruvian cumbia rhythms, transcendent folkloric harp recordings and Lima big band groups taking influence from their highland neighbours, ANDINA boasts a diversity that will appeal to fans of jazz and Latin as well as tropical-minded DJs and collectors.