Arias, Ricaurte / Orquesta Pacho Galan: Fiestas / Estambul
Title: Fiestas / Estambul
Label: Radio Martiko
Product Type: 7-INCH SINGLE
"Fiestas" is an ultra-catchy foxtrot by the Colombian clarinet player and arranger Ricaurte Arias. This American-style swing spiced up with a layer of Colombian sauce is an irresistible earworm that takes the concept of smoothness to another level. The legendary composer and band leader Pacho Galan's take on "Estambul" is another example of how American swing and Colombian music can blend into a unique musical melting pot. The song starts with hard breaks and maracas kicking in badly. The playful horns driven by the cumbia rhythm make it impossible not to dance on this tune.