With only two weeks to go before the start of the 39th edition of Paléo Festival Nyon, the compilation "Andes" takes you to the highest summits of the legendary South American mountain range in an encounter with the artists appearing at the Village du Monde as ambassadors of these mythical lands.
Nicknamed "The Dragon's Back" because of the many sharp peaks that adorn its spine, the Cordillera of the Andes is the longest mountain range in the world. It stretches from the Caribbean to Tierra del Fuego for a total distance of over 7000 kilometres, down the western coast of the South American continent, passing through seven countries: from Venezuela to Argentina, via Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Chile. Crossing through equatorial, tropical, subtropical and temperate zones, this immense mountain range experiences wide variations in climate, geological formations and plant life. Birthplace of the Inca Empire, the Andes have served as a backdrop to an incredible explosion of musical styles, languages, dialects, beliefs and customs.
This compilation, with its sixteen carefully selected tracks, will take you on a journey of discovery of Andean artists, who combine the traditional musics of different regions, such as joropo and cumbia, with contemporary electronic sounds, rock, hip-hop, ska and reggae. Under the influence of their many rhythms, sometimes urban, sometimes distinctly ancestral, you won't be able to resist trying out a few new dance steps.
The CD of the 2014 Village du Monde, produced in partnership with Disques Office and Radio Télévision Suisse, is now available at the price of CHF 25.- from shop.paleo.ch, at the Paléo Shop, from your local record store and in the Festival's boutiques.
01. Cumbia All Stars - Quiero Que Amanezca Enero
02. Cimarrón - Quitapesares
03. Family Atlantica - Manicero
04. Plaza Francia - La Mano Encima
05. La Yegros - Viene de Mi
06. Chico Trujillo - Loca
07. Karamelo Santo - En la Oscuridad
08. Che Sudaka - Almas Rebeldes (live)
09. La Chiva Gantiva - Vivo
10. Meridian Brothers - El Gran Pajaro de los Andes
11. Matanza - Tiembla
12. El Hijo de la Cumbia feat. La Dame Blanche - La Revancha
13. Dengue Dengue Dengue! - Simiolo
14. Frikstailers - Murga del Guachin
15. Palenke Soultribe - Blanco y Negro
16. Crew Peligrosos - Esto Tiene Lo Suyo