Dutty Artz is proud to announce the release of a compilation of Mexican Cumbia Sonidera, straight outta Los Angeles!
The compilation showcases how LA became a nerve center of contemporary Mexican Cumbia with Discos Barba Azul as an important node connecting Mexico and United States. Curated by Dutty Artz member Xandão, the album thinks through how saludos–dedications and shout-outs which sonidero DJs dramatically read–connect families separated by borders. Fans speak to their absent loved ones through the DJ’s voice, which they buy on recordings of the show to send to their family mentioned. Cumbia sonidera–densely layered and personalized–creates an auditory archive of feelings of longing, love, and homesickness.
released April 14, 2017
Compilation and liner notes by Alexandra Lippman
Project initiated by Jace Clayton
Cover art by Kelly Coats with Diego Gutierrez
Photos by Hugo Perea
Layout by Christopher Kirkley
Mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk
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