Whether you understand her preferred language, Spanish, or not, you will quickly understand one essential thing about the music of Adriana Lucia–passion. Leading with her powerhouse, soulful voice, the Colombian star traverses the rhythms of her native Cordoba, from porro, to champeta, to decima, to bullerengue.
If those are unfamiliar terms, have no fear. Her new album/documentary release, Porro Hecho en Colombia—available on iTunes now–traces the roots of both her early musical career, and of those rhythms themselves. Check out this single, which she shared with us in an acoustic session at the Fusion newsroom. Even if you don’t understand her words, those throaty high notes will get you.