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Adriana Lucia recorded her song "Danza Negra" at the Historical Museum of Cartagena. Photo: Instagram Adriana Lucia
Adriana Lucia recorded her song "Danza Negra" at the Historical Museum of Cartagena. Photo: Instagram Adriana Lucia

Colombian singer pays tribute to cumbia with her new album

Singer Adriana Lucia released her new album "Maestro Lucho" as a tribute to Lucho Bermudez and Colombian cumbia.

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Colombian singer-songwriter Adriana Lucía released her new album 'Maestro Lucho', a tribute to performer and composer Lucho Bermúdez, one of Colombia's music legends and who took cumbia around the world.

"Paying tribute to Lucho Bermúdez is paying tribute to Colombia, to the Colombian sonority, to Latin America", said Adriana Lucía, who presented this new album of 10 songs in which she makes a tour of Bermúdez's compositions.

 

Lucho Bermúdez was born on January 25th, 1912 in Carmen de Bolívar, a Colombian Caribbean municipality, and died in Bogotá on April 23rd, 1994. He is recognized for having internationalized Colombian music, because with his orchestra he took cumbia and other traditional rhythms to other countries such as Argentina and Mexico. Bermudez's music has been immortalized as part of Colombian culture. 

The ten songs, including classics such as 'Tolú' and 'Salsipuedes', were recorded live as Big Bands used to do in the past, under the musical production of Emmanuel Briceño and the orchestra direction of Rafael Sandoval. The final mix of the album was in charge of recording engineer María Elisa Ayerbe, recently nominated for a Grammy. 

"This is a dream come true. These kinds of albums are the ones that one has in the list of dreams and one says: someday I would like to make an album of and we are here doing it, that seems unreal to me", added the artist to the EFE news agency.

The choice of the repertoire was a meticulous task due to the extensive work of Lucho Bermúdez, resulting in the 10 songs that the maestro composed and positioned in the different countries he visited during his artistic career: Salsipuedes, Carmen de Bolívar, Caprichito, San Fernando, Tolú, Gloria María, Te Busco, Colombia Tierra Querida, Prende la Vela and Danza Negra.

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