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Various Artists Space Echo - The mystery behind the Cosmic Sound of Cabo Verde finally revealed!

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In the spring of 1968 a cargo ship was preparing to leave the port of Baltimore with an important shipment of musical instruments. Its final destination was Rio De Janeiro, where the EMSE Exhibition was going to be held. But the ship mysteriously disappeared from the radar. One can only imagine the surprise of the villagers of Cachaco, on the Sao Nicolau island of Cabo Verde, when a few months later they woke up and found a ship stranded in their fields, in the middle of nowhere, 8 km from any coastline. It was ordered for the instruments to be distributed equally in places that had access to electricity, which placed them mainly in schools. This facilitated the modernisation of local rhythms such as Mornas, Coladeras and the highly danceable music style called Funana. LP includes unlimited streaming of Space Echo - The Mystery Behind the Cosmic Sound of Cabo Verde Finally Revealed! via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.