Diego Janssen | El Hijo De

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El Hijo De

by Diego Janssenspan>

Experimental World fusion. Afro-Uruguayan candombe,Jazz fusion and World music.
Genre: World: World Fusion
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Kkk Musical
2:19 $0.99
2. Ta' Rengo
6:46 $0.99
3. Ancestro
5:38 $0.99
4. Kalimbadim
5:08 $0.99
5. Ciudad Chiquero
5:59 $0.99
6. Siembra 432
6:42 $0.99
7. Nirvanandombe
6:28 $0.99
8. A la Milonga
4:27 $0.99
9. Utopia
5:32 $0.99
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Album Notes
Janssen is best known in Uruguay as a music producer and his first album reaps the benefit of those hours in the studio. An accomplished multinstrumentalist, he fuses his version of drum-heavy Afro-Uruguayan candombe with contemporary jazz and World music.

‘El hijo de’ was nominated for the Premios Graffiti, the Uruguayan equivalent of the Grammys. Critics have called ‘El Hijo De’ one of Uruguay’s best albums of the decade– breaking ground for a new evolution of candombe. He has been awarded a Uruguayan National Music Award twice in the jazz fusion category.

It straddles tribal atmospheres with a clear tendency to experimentation and fusion of world music. The rhythmic beats of Afro-South American roots meets progressive rock and jazz blues going through both psychedelic and mantric trips.


A tremendous debut by Diego Janssen. One of the best albums of the year or even the decade in Uruguay. And in addition an outstanding illustration that even though they're in the minority and outside the mainstream, the creative flame and musical talent is fired up by bands like this.

(Guilherme De Alencar Pinto, Brecha)

Beyond the impressive arsenal of sound, what stands out most is the chameleonic guitar of Janssen, a gigantic turbine that devours a mountain of genres, both electric and acoustic, to turn them into something completely different. The most creatively playful album made in 2016 in Uruguay.

(Agustín Acevedo Kanopa, La Diaria)

“El Hijo De” is a psychedelic trip dominated by acoustic instruments played with force and power. The few electric instruments used add acid-induced touches to the music and the combo creates tribal atmospheres, sometimes delicate (“Ancestro”) or strident (“Nirvanandombe”). As an album it straddles musical styles with passion and lucidity.

(Pedro Dalton, composer and vocalist, Buenos Muchachos)



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