Pedro "Ramaya" Beltran, born in Patico, a small town in Colombias Bolivar province, is a maestro of Colombian folkloric music known as the King of the cana de millo flute, although he is also proficient in various percussion instruments as well as the reed instrument known as gaita. He founded La Cumbia Moderna de Soledad in the early 1970s. With this group he set out to "modernize" the folkloric music of his people, adding electric bass and a brass section to fresh arrangements of cumbias, porros, fandangos, puyas and other costeno genres. "La Clavada" (1979) was La Cumbia Moderna de Soledads sixth record and first for Codiscos Costeno imprint. The LP has many excellent examples of Beltrans inventive mix of the ancient and the modern, making for a collection of tunes brimming with tradition and yet fearlessly bristling with innovation, not the least of which is Crees que soy sexy, with its gaita refrain mimicking the main melody of Rod Stewarts international disco smash Da Ya Think Im Sexy. The albums title song was a massive hit in Colombia and has become a standard of the genre. Restored to its original glorious sound, this LP is poised to be rediscovered as an innovative yet rootsy gem. Presented in facsimile artwork and pressed on 180g vinyl. Part of Vampisouls reissue series of classic LPs from Colombias Codiscos and its sublabels such as Zeida, Costeno and Famoso.