Esther Suarez - La Bolognesina
- Small producer
Esther Suarez, also known as La Ocrasina De Oro, is a popular Peruvian Huayno singer.
La Bolognesina is one of her earlier albums, featuring reverbed vocals over Andean harps supplemented with light percussion and handclaps.
The album was recorded in 1981, with the title referring to her roots near the snow-capped Andean mountains
of the Bolognesi province in the Ancash region of Peru. Peru experienced waves of mass rural-to-urban migration
in the latter half of the twentieth century due to poverty and political instability, but with it also came an explosion in the popularity of the folkloric Huayno tradition. An urban and modernized studio version of
ancient indigenous Quechua folk traditions, Huayno became the soundtrack to the migrant’s experience ofboth hardship and homesickness. Esther Suarez’s clear and yearning vocals soar over galloping huayno
rhythms, evoking the highlands of her youth with heartbreak, regret and melancholy, while simultaneously
looking to a place where there is always a will to live and an invitation to dance.
Truly some of the most beautiful music ever.
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Selber waren wir leider noch nie bei Mississippi Records aber das Label hat sich in den letzten 12 Jahren ein Namen gemacht durch Veröffentlichungen von obskuren Raritäten, wunderbaren Blues & Folk Reissues und sensationellen Mix-Kasetten. Allesamt mit den grossartigsten Covers überhaupt. Mississippi Records-Releases werden nur auf Vinyl und oft in kleinsten Stückzahlen veröffentlicht.
EN: Unfortunately we have never been there ourselves at Mississippi Records but the label has made a name for itself over the past 12 years with releases of obscure rarities, wonderful Blues & Folk Reissues and sensational mix tapes. All with the greatest covers ever. Mississippi Records are released on vinyl only and often in small quantities.