I went down a music rabbit hole yesterday that I think is worth mentioning.
While listening to the Spotify radio station of this song by Mexican Institute of Sound:
I came across this cumbia cover of “The Simpsons Theme” by Chicha Libre (a band I’ve never heard of before):
Which then led me to the artist’s profile on Spotify featuring their cover of Erik Satie’s “Gnosienne No.1”:
Which ultimately led me to a 2014 NPR interview with Eduardo Díaz, the Director of the Smithsonian Latino Center, after googling “the history of cumbia” out of curiosity.
I may have just toppled on this by accident, but I think I’m onto something big here, folks. May my cumbia rabbit hole continue…