Maria has an amazing ability to find sounds and songs that you've never heard before, The way she puts them together makes her selections feel like you've known the music your whole life.
Favorite track: La Perla - Guayabo.
Bongo Joe presents “Club Coco”, a summery outernational Latin and afro rooted music compilation curated by Coco María. An attempt to give back something to music lovers around the world and print on an object a piece of the essence of the community that has been gathering around her weekly radio show at Worldwide FM.
In many ways, the tracks of the album showcase how these artists use music to reconcile both their pride in Latin American and Afro culture as well as their interest in being part of the cosmopolitanism of big European cities. Thus, each track adds a particular detail into building a perfect soundtrack for a community that is always travelling back and forwards between both regions, always looking for songs that explore the furthest frontiers of tropical music while staying true to the roots of their genres.
This LP gathers some of the inescapable artists that have been part of Coco María’s shows. The list includes Nico Mauskovic, La Perla, Meridian Brothers y Grupo Renacimiento, Graham Mushnik, La Redada, Alex Figueira, Frente Cumbiero, Les Pythons de la Fournaise, Romperayo, Malphino, Max Weissenfeldt and even Coco María herself.
released May 28, 2021
Curated by Coco Maria
Liner Notes – Pablo Borchi
Cover & Poster – Felix Vincent
Mastering – Tim Stollenwerk
Cutting - Adi Flück
Limited cover & Posters Printing by LegnoLegno
Artistic Supervision - Cyril Yeterian
A1 Nico Mauskovic - A Big Brain - (Nico Mauskovic) - Live Recording at Laura´s House. Haarlem - Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
A2 La Perla - Guayabo - (La Perla) - Mambonegro Records. Bogotá, Colombia.
A3 Meridian Brothers & Grupo Renacimiento - Bomba atómica - (Eblis Álvarez) - Estudios Isaac Newton. Bogotá, Colombia.
A4 Graham Mushnik - Octopus Dance - (Axel Oliveres) - Larsen Studios. Chambery St. Etienne, France.
A5 La Redada - Calla Boca - (La Redada) - Live Recording at Departamento. Mexico City, Mexico.
A6 Alex Figueira & A. Bechan - Moerarie Morei Atjara (version) - (A. Bechan/ Alex Figueira) - Barracão Sound. Venezuela via Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
B1 Me veo volar - Coco Maria - (Max Weissenfeldt/ Coco Maria) - Joy Sound Studios. Kumasi/Berlin, Mexico via Berlin & Ghana.
B2 Frente Cumbiero - Cumbia del Asilo - (Mario Galeano) - Mambonegro y Salgaelsol. Bogotá Bogotá, Colombia.
B3 Les Pythons de la Fournaise - Tout Doux (bass version) - (Michel Admette/ Les Pythons) France/La Reunion.
B4 Romperayo - El ritmo de Chico - (Pedro Ojeda) - Estudios Romperayo. Bogotá, Colombia
B5 Malphino - Ají de Malphino - (Malphino) - Catapulte Mountain Studio Planet Earth via London, UK