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MAJIN DIAZ (esperando el tsunami collection)

by Vincent Moon / Petites Planètes

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Rosa 04:47
Por el Norte 03:36
Me Amarás 04:44


Gamero's hidden treasure:
Majin Diaz

Majin Diaz was born on December 30th, 1922 in Gamero, Bolivar. His mother Felipa Garcia was a Bullerengue singer, and his father Domingo Diaz was a dancer and singer of Son de Negro. Since an early age, Majín was a musical prodigy: at 9 years old, he played all the instruments of traditional Afro-Colombian music (drums, maracas, guiro, etc.), sang and composed.

The story goes that at thirteen he composed his most famous song “Rosa”, and gave the song to the singer Irene Martinez to record it. Some time later he learned that not knowing how to write or sign, his song had been registered in the name of Irene Martinez. This song became world famous in later versions recorded by Carlos Vives and Toto la Momposina..

In the 40s, Majin sang with the famous Venezuelan orchestra “The Billos Caracas Boys” and also sang with Cheo Garcia. He returned after a few years to his hometown where he became part of Sexteto Gamerano and now, Kambakúa.

MUSICIANS: Majín Diaz: voice— Filiberto Arrieta “El Lobo”: 2nd voice— Lina Babilonia: 3rd voice— Carlos Torres “el ñorro”: Alegre drum— Lisandro Polo: Tambora & marímbula— Stanley Montero: Guacharacona gaita & voice— Enrique Diaz Ruiz: Guache & voice— Guillermo Valencia: llamador drum—

CONTACT: kambakua@gmail.com

film: vimeo.com/44484864

Images & Edit by Vincent Moon
Sound & Mix by Andres Velasquez
Produced by Vincent Moon and Lulacruza

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El tesoro escondido de Gamero:
Majin Diaz

Majín Diaz es considerado el mejor cantador tradicional del Caribe Colombiano. Nació el 30 de diciembre de 1922 en Gamero, Bolívar. Su madre Felipa García era Cantadora de Bullerengue y su padre Domingo Díaz era Bailarín y cantador de son de Negro. Desde niño, Majín fue un prodigio para la música, y los 9 años ya tocaba todos los instrumentos de la música tradicional afro-Colombiana (Tambor, tambora, maracas, guacharaca, etc.), cantaba y componía como lo hacían sus padres.

Cuenta la historia, que a los trece años compuso su canción más famosa “Rosa”, y le entregó la canción a la Cantadora Irene Martínez para que la grabara. Tiempo más tarde se enteró que por no saber firmar, la canción había sido registrada a nombre de Irene Martínez. Esta canción se hizo famosa en versiones posteriores que le dieron la vuelta al mundo en discos de Carlos Vives y Totó la Momposina.

En los años 40s, Majín hizo parte de la famosa orquesta Venezolana “La Billos Caracas Boys” y también cantó al lado de Cheo García. Después, regresó a su pueblo natal donde hizo parte del Sexteto Gamerano y ahora de Kambakuá.

INTEGRANTES: Majín Diaz: voz Filiberto Arrieta “El Lobo”: 2nda voz y coro Lina Babilonia: 3ra voz y coro Carlos Torres “el ñorro”: Alegre Lisandro Polo: Tambora y marímbula Stanley Montero: Guacharacona, gaita y coro Enrique Diaz Ruiz: Guache y coro Guillermo Valencia: llamador

CONTACTO: kambakua@gmail.com

film: vimeo.com/44484864

Imágenes & Edición: Vincent Moon Sonido & Mezcla: Andres Velasquez Producido por Vincent Moon y Lulacruza



released September 11, 2012




Vincent Moon / Petites Planètes Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

all the music published here was recorded by filmmakers Vincent Moon & Priscilla Telmon. From trance rituals in the suburbs of Hanoi to shamanist ceremonies in the heart of the Amazon, from experimental noise music in Singapore to sufi rituals in Chechnya, a sonic research on sacred and healing music.
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