Catalina Maria Johnson

International radio broadcaster, bilingual cultural journalist, music curator

Bugalú!!!!! An interlude in the late sixties, lasting only perhaps three years in the U.S., that marked one of the first and most vibrant collaborations between African American and Latino musicians in Harlem. However, Colombia has a long and fruitful tradition of bugalú. Bugalú a lo latino! Epoca de oro, desafortunadamente breve, en la que artistas afroamericanos y latinos en Harlem crearon un nuevo género musical juntos por primera vez, aunque hoy día todavía se escucha en Colombia el bugalú. Here’s a recent performance by La 33, from Bogotá Colombia.

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