March 2, 2008

El Guincho - Alegranza (2008)

It's very rare that an album knocks me out track by track on the first listen. I have no idea what they are saying in Spanish, or if it even is Spanish, but I know where the party is and I want to be there. They take the Fela's Afro beat jams and make them exciting again, with lots of clapping, drum loops, chanting, and spirited rhythms from all over the rest of the world. If this doesn't make you shake your ass, you might be dead.