SLOW BURN: THE EXPLOSION OF CUMBIA

 

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it’s out! The Fader’s summer issue (F55) is in stores now and sports a lengthy article on CUMBIA by yours truly, along with AMAZING IMAGES from photojournalist Gabriele Stabile.

How awesome is Gabriele? Consider the following: Fader sent us to Argentina for a week – during this time he lost his only jacket, almost broke a rib, was unsuccessfully mugged (thank you, taxi driver!), stepped in dog poop like 3 times, was buzzed by armed youth on a motorbike and nearly shot at (twice, technically), was denied return passage to America (he made it out a few days later, only hours before the airport was closed due to brush fire), and still managed to take a thousand or more photographs (on actual film no less!). It was an honor to roll with someone so dedicated.

 

the magazine is available as free PDF download (45MB); our piece begins on page 59, but you should seek out the print version, if only to do justice to luscious, intense, Gursky-eat-yr-cold-and-sterile-heart-out centerfold photos like this one, taken at a Damas Gratis show. Yes, they are moshing. to slow keytar-driven cumbia:

 

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4 thoughts on “SLOW BURN: THE EXPLOSION OF CUMBIA”

  1. I was really happy when I saw cumbia featured in the fader, it’s all over the place now, even the guys over at xlr8r have just released a cumbia podcast. That spread you did was great though, the pics are phenomenal too.

  2. If not heard yet: a cover of Kraftwerk classic’s Autobahn in a cumbia style by Señor Coconut. More on le-gouter.com!!

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