Carnival celebrations in Barranquilla, Colombia will go into full swing on February 6. To get us hype for the four-day weekend, Bomba Estéreo‘s Simón Mejía pays tribute to Joe Arroyo, El Rey del Carnaval, with a selection of his biggest hits.
Here’s what Mejía had to say about the collection of songs:
“Joe [Arroyo] was El Rey del Carnaval – the Colombian tropical rock star. He was one of the first artists to explore fusions between Colombian folk music and other genres. He was also a king of the stage. He shares the salsa crown [with] legends like Héctor Lavoe and Celia Cruz. His music is immortal and will make people dance in the tropics forever.”
Press play and check out the whole schedule for Carnaval below: