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Sunday
Jun052011

Ear Candy for the Soul

I love music’s mongrel itinerant nature. It travels around the world, waking beats long forgotten and interpolating new and ancient melodies over and over again, ever changing and evolving. To me, “Pa la Escuela Nene” (Geko Jones vs. Frikstailers) featuring Maria Mulata, is exemplary of this aspect of music. In it, Puerto Rican/Colombian DJ Geko Jones blends bullerengue, a folk music that originated in Maroon (runaway slave) communities on Colombia’s Atlantic coast, with modern beats. NPR’s Jasmine Garsd, co-host of the NPR podcast Alt. Latino describes Jones’s style well. “I like to think of him as playing your grandma’s music, but at a volume and with a bass that would have your grandma yelling at you to turn that ruckus off.” Enjoy.

  Maria Mulata- Pa la Escuela Nene (Geko Jones vs Frikstailers) by gekojones

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