Corroncho is a Spanish speaking album recorded by Roxy Music guitarist Phil Manzanera and Colombian artist/sculptor, Lucho Brieva in London between 2003-2008. The idea came from a track called ‘Complicada’ written by Chrissie Hynde whilst collaborating with her on a Spanish version of that song. The album proceeded via the track ‘Lowrider’ to a full blown set of songs about two corroncho characters (corroncho is the Colombian slightly pejorative name given by people from the capital, Bogota, to people from the Carribean Coast, particulary Barranquilla, which is politically incorrect but humourous!)The album is a collection of songs based on two latin males, their trials and tribulations, good and bad points, loves and hates, political coorectness and incorrectness but ultimately their good humour , good heart and ability to dance, all illuminating the many social issues in present day South Americas. The music is low fI and takes in salsa, Cumbia , Pop, Ballads and Chillout! There are guest appearances from Robert Wyatt , Paul Thompson, Enrique Bunbury, Chrissie Hynde, Annie Lennox, Quimi Portet and Gilad Atzmon, aswell as Aldo Lopez Gavilan, one of Cuba’s top pianists.

Corroncho Site