The Recording and Sound Aesthetics of Tropical Music in Colombia


The record production made in Colombia during the boom of danceable tropical music between the 1960s and the 1970s had a prominent transcendence in the historical development of the Colombian music industry. On the other hand, the phenomenon of tropical urban music of today is similar to that of more than 40 years ago, considering that the two moments take place mostly in the city of Medellín, and are more related to sociocultural situations than to the purely musicological ones. Thus, this paper aims to show the points of coincidence of both eras from the study of their record productions versus the commercial and sociocultural circumstances of these genres.

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