Saturday, April 9, 2011

Los Kipus - Y Sus Voces

Genaro, Carmen and Paco: the original Los Kipus
A collection featuring some of the incredible singers who have passed through the ranks of these Peruvian waltz heavy hitters. If you haven't heard Peruvian waltz, now is the time to right that wrong: mix virtuoso fingerpicking and the traditional Peruvian percussion instrument known as the cajón (later incorporated into Spanish flamenco) in 3/4 time with some histrionic singing about lost loves, the occasional organ and other flourishes, and you've got a new favorite record to cry into your beer to...

And here's a low-quality sample of what you can expect from this gem of a disc:

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