Magin Diaz & Sexteto Gamero

Posted on 13 November 2015 by Caballo

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A 90 years old cumbia legend. First time recording his own composition & getting remixed by some of the most relevant cumbia bass head from the planet.

Magin Diaz was born on December 30, 1922 in Gamero, a small town in north coast of Colombia. His mother was Felipa Garcia ( a well known Bullerengue singer of the late 1800/early 1900) and his father Domingo Diaz (dancer and singer as well). Magin was a child prodigy in terms of music.

At 9 years old he played all instruments (drums, maracas, guacharaca, etc.), sang and composed as did their parents. At thirteen he composed his most famous song “Rosa” (He wrote it to at a time crush girl he had), gave the song to the Cantadora Irene Martinez who recorded it and time later he learned because he did not know how to read/sign, the song had been registered under Martinez and Wady BEDRAN.

MAGIN DIAZ is also the author of a bunch of “popular” 30 & 40s folklore songs which were recorded without his own consignment. In his teens he leaves for Venezuela and is called in the 40s to be part of the Orchestra “The Billos Caracas Boys” and also sang next to the famous Cheo Garcia in Venezuela. Magin eventually got home sick and returned to his land in Gamero.

Sadly, the actual boom of tropical music in the 60s had little space for recognition, and as time passed by the legend started to fade and more and more people started to re-record his tracks as they became “traditional music” which for many meant songs had unknown author.
After a gargantuan effort from one of the most active musical researchers of Latin America, Chilean producer, DJ SUBVERSIVO and of course, the luck of still having Magin in good health, and able to record his music from the mountains of Maria and why not say “The best traditional voice of Colombia when it comes to men.”

This work is a tribute to this great master of the Caribbean, with the idea of ​​leaving a legacy of his work in perpetuity, and become part of the intangible heritage of world music.

But this gets even better. Subversivo is also a key connector between the traditional and the digital world.
He got an impressive team including Pernett, Dengue Dengue Dengue, Tropikore, Bleepolar, Dany F, King Coya, Caballo, and many more giving a new life to Magin Diaz’s legacy for newer generations

CREDITS:

VOICE LEADER: MAGÍN Diaz Garcia.
2 VOICE AND CHORUS LEADER. FILIBERTO ARRIETA “MONTEZUMA”.
ALEGRE DRUM AND CHORUS: CARLOS TORRES.
Bass drums: juaquin Garcia Moreno.
CALLER: MANUEL MARTINEZ HERNANDEZ. “There MANE”
2 CALLER: GUILLERMO VALENCIA HERNANDEZ.
GUACHE AND CHORUS: ENRIQUE DIAZ RUIZ.
Guacharaca: GERMAN SOTO.
CHOIRS: JORGE LUIS PEREZ ALVAREZ

MUSICAL ARRANGEMENTS: GUILLERMO VALENCIA HERNANDEZ.
GENERAL PRODUCTION: ARAYA MAURICIO SANDOVAL (MR TOE.)
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT: Diego Angulo.
Mastering:
TRADITIONAL DISCO: FRANCISCO ROJAS (COL FAIRTUNES)
DISCO REMIXES: SECOND TROPIKORE (RONCA RECORD)

Documentary in spanish

DESIGN: ANDRES ACEVES (RADIO MIXTICIUS)
VIDEO EDITING: HENRY Esquivel.

1 Comments For This Post

  1. Ben Phipps Says:

    Amazing…..

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