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Alfredo Gutiérrez

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  • Years Active: 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s


Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

Alfredo Gutierrez is one of the top-ranked performers of Colombian folk music. Together with his band, which includes accordion, drums, guaracharaca, scrapper, bass, guitar, trumpet, Gutierrez combines the Colombian traditions of vallenato, a folk music intially played on the Atlantic coastline for smuggler barons and their gangs, and cumbia, a more-modern, salsa-influenced, style. According to Djambe Online, Gutierrez and his band play a music that is "joyful and percussive, with lyrics right out of everyday life, love and money problems".

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Zizek and Digital Cumbia

By Richard Gehr, Contributor

Every Thursday night at the Voodoo Motel in Buenos Aires's styling Palermo neighborhood, resident DJs Villa Diamante, Nim and El G throw a weekly party known as Zizek. Named after the insanely brilliant, or perhaps just brilliantly insane, Slovenian philosopher-psychoanalyst Slavoj Zizek (the connection has something to do with his marriage to an Argentine model), their weekly fiesta focuses on the cutting edge of digital cumbia along with other tropical and urban delights. Launched in… more »