Editors’ Notes If, on his debut album, Carlos Vives awakened the traditional vallenato accordion from a deep slumber, then on La Tierra del Olvido he joined it to Latin pop, starting a movement that became one of the most potent antidepressants around. The sound of Colombia’s favorite folk instrument mixed with African drums, Andean flutes, electrifying guitars, a guacharaca, and Vives’ trademark yodel on tropi-pop perfection like “Pa’ Mayté” is like a carnival you wish would never end. And it hasn’t.

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