WARUMO

Bravo Guaguanco / Pa’l Que Lo Quiera Gozar (7″)

7"

DISCODELIC

Cat Nº: DSC006SG

17,00 

VAT included

SOUTH-AMERICA / CARIBBEAN

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We finish our Nicaraguan trilogy presenting the bravest Guaguanco of Nicaragua, from the beautiful city of Masaya, the Warumo Orchestra!

Formed at the beginning of 1976, when four friends started with the idea of organizing the first purely Salsera orchestra in Nicaragua, La Salsa was hitting hard throughout Central America, thanks to the immense popularity of El Gran Combo and its tours of Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua. The label Fania Records had serious intentions of launching a franchise in Managua in association with SISA (Sonido Industrial, SA) and Weimar Serrano saw the great potential, thus, with Javier Peña, he decides to organize himself with friends from various groups such as Los Signos del Zodiaco. , Los Cobanes, Los Lobos and Los Hellers, and they settle down to rehearse in the popular neighborhood of Masaya called “El Barrio Loco” and from there with the influence of Roberto Roena and Ray Barretto they begin to create their own compositions with their particular wild sound to two trombones and three trumpets

Although Salsa, Son Montuno and Guaguanco were rhythms that had already been recorded by groups such as Los Clarks, Llama Viva, Grupo Africans and Poder del Alma, the explosive arrival of Warumo revolutionized dances throughout Nicaragua.

Warumo’s name was a play on words to refer to guaro and smoke (marijuana), since, although they were Salseros, they had a very marked hippie streak from the years of La Tortuga Morada when several members experimented with modern and psychedelic rhythms. in groups such as La Luz Divina and Los Signos del Zodiaco.

Warumo’s history is very short, since it lasted barely two years, the illusions of getting to tour outside of Nicaragua and launching a second full-length vanished with the beginning of the armed uprising of the FSLN (Sandinista National Liberation Front), the The war began and most of the members decided to flee to Costa Rica, abandoning all their belongings (one of the reasons why there are no more photos of the group). Their only album was not commercialized when the armed conflict broke out, the Audio 8 studios they are expropriated in 1978 and the label does not distribute the disc and the copies are lost or destroyed (same case as the third album of Poder del Alma also released in 1977).
Nowadays, due to its scarcity and high musical level, it is one of the holy grails of the “underground” Guaguanco and has reached very high prices when a copy appears in public auctions.

Discodelic is pleased to rescue and preserve these recordings and make them available to new generations. To enjoy!