Totó La Momposina releases vinyl compilation ‘La Verdolaga’

Today sees the release of a new vinyl compilation by Colombian folk legend Totó la Momposina. The album is part of a retrospective collection celebrating Totó’s musical journey— a series that is accompanied by stories of remarkable adventures and experiences.

Songs on this record are drawn from the album Tambolero, which tells the story of her relationship with England, and Oye Manita, exploring her time in France. This album also features a previously unreleased track, recorded in 2017.

The impact of Totó’s music reaches far beyond the folk and world music scene, with her records being sampled by some of the biggest names in hip hop and dance music, such as Timbaland, Michel Cleis, and most recently, JAY-Z. The title track of this compilation, ‘La Verdolaga’, featured on JAY-Z’s ‘Blue’s Freestyle/We Family’, from his 2017 album 4:44.

Tracklist

Side A
1. La Verdolaga
2. Tres Golpes
3. El Porro Magangueleño
4. Chambacú
5. Rosa

Side B
1. El Pescador
2. Adios Fulana
3. Viento Suelto
4. Gallinacito
5. Tambolero

Purchase ‘La Verdolaga” on Vinyl

 

Read: Totó la Momposina in Paris: a Colombian refugee becomes a star

You can catch Totó la Momposina live this summer in the UK and France on a short run of dates.

Further Listening

  • Tambolero

    Totó la Momposina

    Released 26 June 2015

    You don't normally get the chance to go back in time and reimagine a classic album like La Candela Viva but creating Tambolero has been a challenge and a delight. It’s become a celebration of Totó's career: six decades dedicated to preserving, researching and developing an ancestral tradition, the identity of a people, passed down through the generations. 

By Online Editor

Published on Fri, 22 June 18

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