Martina Camargo
Aires De San Martin
Musica De Las Riberas Del Rio Magdalena


01. Pan de Caracas
02. Corré morenita
03. Digan, digan
04. El playón de Santa Rosa
05. La pluma
06. Mi mamá se va a comprar
07. Tambora de palo y cuero
08. Samba llorona
09. La cuba e'
10. La muletilla
11. La Salamanca
12. La Pascua
13. Señora Colombia
14. La mina de los lobanos
15. Sombrerito blanco
16. Corocito
17. La pava echá
 Martina Camargo to represent Colombia on world tour
Monday, 12 July 2010 13:27 Tom Davenport
Martina Camargo

Colombian "tambora" artist Martina Camargo has begun her world tour. The singer from Bolivar is representing Colombia in Europe and the Middle East to mark the bicentenary of her country's independence.

The singer from San Martin de Loba in the Bolivar department has embarked on a journey which will take her to Barcelona, Cairo and Beirut. She was selected by the Ministry of Culture to represent Colombia on the world stage with her traditional brand of "tambora" music. Her tour is part of celebrations to mark the bicentenary of Colombian independence.

"Tambora", derived from the Spanish word "tambor" (meaning drum), is a folkloric musical style which originated in Camargo's home town San Martin de Loba where its lively rhythms can be heard in every street corner. Much like the Venezuelan Gaita and Colombian Cumbia, "Tambora" is punctuated by the rapid beating of hands against drums made from the skin of goats or deer. These percussion instruments were introduced to the Carribean region by African slaves brought there by the Europeans.

Camargo fell in love with music at a young age. Her father Cayetano Camargo, also a famous "tamborero", would sing to her as he rocked her and her five brothers in their hammocks. In 1987 she took to the stage with the "tambora" outfit Alé Kumá. Success was quick to follow for Carmago who went on to win the Tambora Festival in San Martin de Loba in 1988 with her "Las olas de la mar" - her favorite song and a composition of her father.

Later she worked with Aterciopelados-members Andrea Echeverri and Hector Buitrago, but her breakthrough came in 2009  when the magazine "Semana" ranked her album "Canto, palo y cuero" in the ten most important productions of the year.

Carmago, who has already toured in Italy and Mexico, is anxious to see how this international audience will respond to her traditional folkloric music which, she claims, makes Colombians themselves feel more Colombian. 
"I want to make them shiver, I want to make them feel," she told El Espectador. "We are going to whip up a huge party with our drums."
Martina Camargo y Etelvina Maldonado
Trailler: "el BEAT de la TAMBORA" from Patrik Moskera on Vimeo.
This is the story of a town which hearts reside on its music, its relationship with the Magdalena river in the Colombian Momposina’s Depression, a place where all the “Magic sub-realism” of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s books comes to life.

This town has an ancient earthly music tradition called “TAMBORA” a music the rises from the “BEATS” of the alegre drums, la tambora bass drum, las maracas, but mostly from the “BEATS” of the hearts of every son and daughter of this land, whose voices give melody to the “TAMBORA” and whose clapping hands sheer every second of this ground shaking music called “TAMBORA”.

This is the story of a struggle for surviving. A sound that does not wan to stop sounding; A people that does not want to let their ancestral traditions disappear in to the avalanche of globalization, A river that does not want to run dry for the contamination and deforestation of the industrial world; This is the struggle for keeping ones identity, for saving the soul of your land.

This land is called SAN MARTIN DE LOBA, and its heart “BEATS” because of the sound of the “TAMBORA” without it this town will surely die, and a part of every one of us as well.

1 comment:

kokolo said...

Overwhelming, I belive is the righrt word for Martina Camargo.