Bambarabanda: Andean Carnaval


In December 2015, Bambarabanda released the single and video for “Guagüita cuna”, a song which is an Amazonian pasacalle, Everybody danced to this tune during the “Blacks and Whites’ Carnaval” (Carnaval de Negros y Blancos),  the largest festivity of its kind in Pasto, Colombia, the land’s most southernmost city which is situated at the foot of the Galeras volcano.

A pasacalle is similar to a pasodoble, and the band added it the term Amazonian because of the guitars’ cumbia tinge, typical of Peruvian chicha.