Benoit Liard and Sergio Elmir...
Host: Patti Schmidt
Yo Soy Cumbia traces the journey of Cumbia from the Caribbean coast of Colombia to become one of the most popular rhythms in the world. This is more than just a documentary about music; it explores how Cumbia has shaped the identities of some of this generation's leading figures in the genre.
Featuring interviews with:
Ruben Beny Esguerra: Toronto based percussionist and professor of music at York University
Mariano Franco: ringleader of Montreal's Psychotropical Orchestra and part of Sonido Nordico DJs
Andy Gillis: aka Uproot Andy, Brooklyn-based Cumbia producer and DJ
Roberto Ernesto Gyemant: compiler of Colombia! and Panama! series for Soundway Records
Benoit Liard: aka DJ Bendude, host of Masala radio on CISM-FM and co-founder of Masalacism Records
Yo Soy Cumbia was produced for CBC Radio's Inside The Music.
Hosted and co-written by Sergio Elmir
Produced, edited and co-written by David Dacks
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