10 Songs, 38 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Argentine singer La Yegros (born Mariana Yegros) skips across cumbia's past, present, and future on her second album produced by Gaby Kerpel, a.k.a. King Coya. She specializes in a lively fusion of accordion-driven acoustic tradition and the glitchy yet rhythmically grounded experimental cumbia of modern Buenos Aires. The album goes furthest out in "Frágil," with La Yegros rapping stylishly over skittering beats and a bubbling bassline, but brings it all back home for "Lejos," a charming retreat to the chamamé folk music of Yegros' youth.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Argentine singer La Yegros (born Mariana Yegros) skips across cumbia's past, present, and future on her second album produced by Gaby Kerpel, a.k.a. King Coya. She specializes in a lively fusion of accordion-driven acoustic tradition and the glitchy yet rhythmically grounded experimental cumbia of modern Buenos Aires. The album goes furthest out in "Frágil," with La Yegros rapping stylishly over skittering beats and a bubbling bassline, but brings it all back home for "Lejos," a charming retreat to the chamamé folk music of Yegros' youth.

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