Ecuadorian Rhythms – Ponchito de Colores with Quixosis ‐ Worldwide FM

Ecuadorian Rhythms – Ponchito de Colores with Quixosis

Considering its small area and population, Ecuador is remarkably hard to define. It’s a land of exaggerated topography; climate, culture, and vegetation warp rapidly as you travel from region to region, and so does the music. In today’s special, we will explore Ecuador’s quirky musical history, styles, and unexpected cultural fusions. It must be said however, that there is something that brings all of these expressions together; there is a sense of resilience, of strength, of joy in the face of sadness. not in spite of it but because of it. Our diversity is not just an expression of geography, but also of a historic resistance to homogenous identities. Our music, like the cultures that birth it, has an impressive will to  survive.

From the dusty tape reels of the lost CAIFE records catalog from the 1960’s, to Ñanda Mañachi’s indigenous recording resurgence of the 1970s, and Polibio’s 80s’ sanjuanito Synthwave, 90s bomba, and the recent electronic boom, Ecuador’s music history is diverse and quirky. Deep, psychoactive, and contradictory; its sound simultaneously full of heartbreak, joy. From fierce to humorous, from pious to sultry; Like the land that it comes from, this music is full of unexpected shifts.

Today, in celebration of 198 years from our battles of independence,  we will traverse the bold topography of this territory’s musical expressions; stories and sounds from its past, what it looks like in the present, and some of its possible futures.
Listen now Tracklist

Malafama – Anónimo (Chimbapura) [APOCALIPSIS] 2018
Julian Tucumbi – Albacito amanecer [de taitas y de mamas] 2013
Quinchuquimanda Imbayacuna – Rafael Taita [Llaquiclla] 1980
Dúo Benítez y Valencia – Desesperación (Pasillo) [CAIFE forthcoming Honest Jon’s] 1962
BIluka y los Caníbales – Manuco [CAIFE] 1964
Los Barrieros – Siendo Triste Vivo Alegre [CAIFE RECORDS] 1964
Humazapas – Pacho [unreleased] 2018
Malafama – Alku Chunlluli (sagrada M.) [Self released] 2017
las tres marias – el pan de teresa [de taitas y de mamas] 2013
Juyungo – Toquesito [llaquiclla] 1992
Rumba Habana – La Valentina [Rumba Habana] 1978
El Gato y Olmedo Torres – Bomba del Chota [Primicias] 1987
Hnas Congo con Gruipo Juventud Valle del Chota – Cenizas y Ruinas [Discos Zapata] 1989
Polibio Mayorga – Choclito Blanco [Rondador] 1979
Grupo Sinfónico – La Minga [Rondador] 1989
Lira Otavaleña – Dulce Amor [unknown] 1980s
NTFL – Pacha [self released] 2020
Joaquin Cornejo & el Buho – Untitled [Unreleased] 2020
Ataw Allpa – Ciudad Gringa [Canal Dub] 2017
Kaifo – Ango [self released] 2019
zoroxxe – tigrillo [Airtexture / Place: Ecuador] 2020
Patamamba – Sur le 3∞ Mode [Airtexture / Place: Ecuador] 2020
Cruzloma – Mitos & Ritos 3 [Unreleased] 2020
Barda – Inercia (Lascivio Bohemia Remix) [edmoon] 2019
Lascivio Bohemia – Karraka [edmoon]  2016
Dengue Dengue Dengue – Hiperborea (Quixosis Remix) [unreleased] 2020
Cruzloma – Supay [Airtexture / Place: Ecuador] 2020
NTFL – Vacío [Calypso Records] 2020
Pancho Piedra – Vives en Mi [Airtexture / Place: Ecuador] 2020
Marabú – El Chuchaqui [self released] 2013