I gets better than that: the CD is actually entitled “Palenque Palenque!”
Released earlier this month by Soundway Records, that English label which has also released three CDs of obscure Panamanian music from the ’60s and ’70s, “Palenque Palenque: Champeta Criolla & Afro Roots in Colombia 1975-91” continues Soundway’s exploration and release of obscure world music.
If you visit the Soundway Records page, you’ll be able to hear two songs you can stream in their entirety. One is even entitled “Palenque.”
When I get around to writing my long overdue third entry in the Isla Palenque Music series, I’ll include a track or two from here. Even though the music is from Colombia, it is very relevant to Panama because of Colombia’s strong cultural influence on the country’s art, which continues to this day. And if you’re wondering why a Colombian music compilation would be named after our island, you may want to explore what we learned about our island’s history, where the name came from, and other things palenque can mean.