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Discodelic and Goovie Records present the second release in this series of exclusive 45 RPM records. From the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, province of Limón, the town of Cahuita, we present you with the incredible BOCARACÁ!

Bocaracá is without a doubt a gem from Caribbean Central America, bridging a spectacular concoction of Psychedelia with Afro Latin rhythms. Created by Isidor Asch and Luis Jákamo, two restless "limonenses", who were on the path of discovering their Latin musical roots since childhood, while also experimenting with soul and Rock in their own compositions. Together and on their own, they have written a big chunk of the history of Soul in Costa Rica with their subsequent outstanding groups: Marfil, Grupo Stop, and Manantial.

This limited edition is part of a project that has been in the making for several years. This is a labor of love and respect for the music of this singular band. Four “maes” who were known as “the only hippies in Limón” in their hometown.

This reissue includes historic material that was originally recorded between 1973 and 1974 in Audio Centro, a recording facility in San José. It’s a priceless and important document, a window to what was happening with music in the largely abandoned and forgotten province of Limón, where a musical revolution was cooking in the early ’70s, and where Bocaracá was the cornerstone.

Get to know the full story of Bocaracá in the special liner notes included in the release, prepared with love for all of you, featuring band anecdotes and photos.

Side A: Cahuita
Side B: Tal vez mañana

Bocaracá were:
Luis Jakamo – Bass and Vocals
Isidor Asch – Guitar and Vocals
Julian Tabasch – Keyboard
Ricardo Espinach – Drums

Special Guests:
Pigo Maffioli – Arrangements and Synth in "Tal vez mañana"
Fernando Anderson "Saty" - DJ voice in "Cahuita"

Reissue producer: Ruffy TNT
Mastered by Frank Merritt at The Carvery London
Licensed from CBS Indica Costa Rica and Luis Jakamo e Isidor Asch
Graphic Design by Ricardo Embassy King
Liner notes by Ruffy TNT

Special thanks to Majoo Salguero, Daniel Ortuño, and Arnoldo Twistin Bones.

Limited edition of 600 copies worldwide, 100 of them in Marble Red, and 100 in clear marbled vinyl. Distribution in Europe by Groovie Records, distribution in Mexico, USA, Center and South America by Discodelic.

Releases July 10, 2020! Preorder the record here!

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