Today we start a special series of posts on La Onda Tropical. Every time a Latin American team wins an important soccer match in the World Cup in Germany, I'll post a song related to the winning country. ¡Arriba los Latinos! Let's hope one of the many Latin teams will reach the final. (PS: I'm not including Brazil, my musical knowledge of this fascinating country is completely inadequate.)
Yesterday evening Ecuador won unexpectedly from Poland, so we start out with a popular latino poprock band from Quito: Cruks en Karnak. Their fusion of pop, funk and afro-latin music is said to be very representative for Ecuador (though it reminds me of Maná, Jaguares and many other latin rock bands). To promote the country in Europe, Cruks en Karnak were even invited to do a series of concerts in Germany in the footsteps of the soccer team's matches, so if you're in the neighborhood be sure to check them out.
"Que Te Me Vas" is a contagiously funky song, equally suited on the dancefloor as on the radio. I'm not suprised these guys are more or less universally adored in Ecuador. It's the only new song on their latest album Antrología, a greatest hits compilation but also a perfect introduction to the 10-year long history of Cruks discs. You can buy it at their site for a mere 12$, and the previous album 13 Gracias at the giveaway price of 5$!
(Gracias a Lien por la informacion, y feliz cumpleaños!)
Cruks en Karnak: Que Te Me Vas -
mp3 video lyrics buy@their site