Caribbean Rhythms from San Andres (Folklore, 1957)

(Folkways FW 8811).

San Andres is a caribbean island with english west indies influence. This is noticeable musically, but this island having being part of nicaraguan and now colombian territory, it also integrates latin culture and spanish language.

So these Folkways recordings realised in 1957 are composed of various caribbean rhythms as calypso (sung both in english and spanish), and guaracha, pasillo for the colombian influence. The guitar play is amazingly roots and groovy which makes it perfect fresh music for the coming spring...

Aguinaldo Hooker - Stickman (calypso):

Sandino Ellis - Al Oscuro (kind of guaracha):