I heard so much new music during my 6 weeks in Colombia that I had to go on a huge downloading spree afterwards. So many good memories! Here are some songs that take me back to exploring Bogota, lazing around on the beach in Parque Nacional Tayrona, and dancing salsa in Cali:
Quien Es El Patron? by Systema Solar.
Morena by Kafu Banton. Panamanian reggae, f*ck yes. I first heard this at a bar in Cartagena, but now it takes me back to the Lost City trek, because it was stuck in my head the entire time.
Cali Pachanguero by Grupo Niche. Salsa from (guess where) Cali. Someone sent me this song after I told them what my name was, haha.
Paloma by Sidestepper.
Cosita Rica by Bomba Estereo. I still feel like I’m in the Caribbean when I hear this!
Te Estan Buscando by Ruben Blades. More salsa – I heard this at Donde Fidel. “Te estan buscando” means “they’re looking for you” and it’s all about somebody who skipped out before paying money they owed, and how now they better watch their back…
Que Sera by Sidestepper. Someone once told me this song sounds like it came from a blaxploitation film. Hmmm…definitely possible, but I like it anyway.
What are your favorite songs from the road?