I wrote a review of Ranil’s Jungle Party by Ranil y su Conjunto for PopMatters, which was published on 9th February 2011. Here is the opening salvo:
Amazonian guitar legend shows how rock ‘n’ roll was done in Peru…
The recent successes of the Roots of Chicha and Roots of Chicha 2 compilations, released on Barbes Records, have brought a renewed interest in Peruvian music. This has helped with the recent promotion of Pena (Secret Stash Records), an album of Afro-Peruvian music, and has also made it possible for albums like Ranil y su Conjunto’s Ranil’s Jungle Party to attract a decent level of publicity.
To read the rest of the review click HERE.