A legend of popular music from colombia is added to Roskilde festival this year, accordion master Anibal Velasquez an accordionist from Barranquilla in Colombia, who became a living legend of tropical music by creating a crazy blend of Guaracha, Pompo, Guarija, Cumbia and fast african beats.
In the home country they call him "El Mago" (the wizard). You learn why once you let go the reins to these sputtering and cheerful tones. Anibal Velasquez has since 1952 made over 300 albums. The accordion player has conquered his homeland Colombia – and great parts of the rest of South America –with his blend of Caribbean styles such as salsa, mambo, cumbia and his own version of Cuban guaracha.
All the songs you will hear from this legendary trendsetter are packed with musical history, hot percussion and some of the most superb accordion playing you can imagine.