Editors’ Notes Global ambassadors for the contemporary digital cumbia scene, the Lima-based duo of Felipe Salmon and Rafael Pereira, aka Dengue Dengue Dengue, delve deep into Afro-Peruvian musical traditions for their third album. With inspiration and input from the revered Ballumbrosio musical family, Zenit & Nadir brings the group’s already experimental approach into even more ambitious spaces. The resulting tracks blend electronics and acoustic instrumentation with ease, making for a momentous journey. The twinkling “Lagos” and the loping “Ágni” sit somewhere between West Africa and Drexciya’s Detroit techno, while the vocal cut “El Cavilante” unites the various elements into a meaningful mix.

SONG
Ágni
1
5:01
 
Decajón (feat. Prisma & Martin Boder)
2
4:33
 
El Cavilante (feat. Sara Van & Mikongo)
3
4:45
 
Jarana y Tundete
4
3:25
 
Llæ
5
4:54
 
Coimú Gqoimú
6
4:29
 
Lagos
7
5:55
 
The Invisible Ones (feat. Kalaf)
8
2:39
 
Banyuwangi
9
5:59
 
Pacos (feat. Prisma)
10
4:23
 
Guayabo
11
4:02
 
Coyurriti
12
5:23