El Hijo de la Cumbia has a new video out: La Mara Tomaza. This is a version of classic tune “La Negra Tomasa”, whose tropical mutations Sonido Martines blogs about here.

Bay Area DJ Disco Shawn was on my radio show this Monday, which he kicked off by playing H.D.C.’S Mara Tomaza (from Bersa Discos #1 as well as El Hijo’s debut album, Freestyle de Ritmos, published on Soot).

In addition to great tunes, Shawn shares consistently fascinating observations on cumbia, tribal, and what’s catching his ear from the UK: you can stream it here or grab the podcast (his show will be available as podcast next Monday).