Sounds and Colours Colombia

Do you want to discover the real Colombia?

Colombia is a country whose reputation is too often dominated by stereotypes; look on any news website and almost every article will focus on drugs, terrorism or the political friction between Colombia and other countries. Sounds and Colours Colombia is a project that looks at Colombia in a different light. Created by a wide variety of collaborators it focuses on Colombia’s music, film, art and culture, as well as the political and social issues it faces. Featuring 198 pages of articles, photos and illustrations, as well as a 16-track compilation of new Colombian music, this is an opportunity to truly discover Colombia’s music and culture.

” … an expertly collated volume of musings on Colombia’s art, music, film, literature and politics, with authoritative and representative contributions in myriad forms.” The Quietus

“Finally! Something about Colombia that emphasizes its complexities, rich culture, and contributions, rather then overheated stereotypes. Sounds and Colours: Colombia is definitely on our holiday wish list, and it should probably be on yours as well.” Afropop Worldwide

“Most essential survey of the rich creative Colombian music, art, cinema and literature scenes yet.” God Is In The TV Zine

What’s In The Book?

Colombian Music: Introduction by Russell Slater
Andrés Landero, Musical Traditions & the Cultural Representation of the Sabana by Bardo Martinez
Ondatrópica by Russell Slater
Q&A: Eblis Javier Alvarez Vargas (Meridian Brothers)
Pernett: Out of the Lab and Into Your Computer by Gina Vergel
Joe Arroyo: Tales of a Caribbean Troubador by Alberto M Coronado
El Carnaval de Curramba (Barranquilla) by Gina Vergel
Music as Resistance: The Story of Champeta by Nicholas Carter
Picós by Mirjam Wirz (Photos)
Q&A: Hugo Candelario
Manu Chao in Colombia by Russell Slater

Colombian Cinema: Introduction by Russell Slater
Colombian Cinema is Ready for It’s Close-Up by Carlos A Gutiérrez
Q&A: Ciro Guerra
Film Reviews
Q&A: Marta Rodriguez

Politics, Human Rights & Social Issues
From the Soul of Colombia to the Heart of Venezuela by Stephanie Kennedy
Voice of Witness: Danny’s Story
Colombia’s Quest for Peace and Justice: The International and National Context by James Petras
The Sierra Nevada Indians by Survival International
Colombia’s Cultural Mixology by Jamie B. Gelbtuch
Pablo Escobar as Tourist Attraction by Mindy Laughton

Arts & Books
Ornament and Crime by Humberto Junca Casas
A Gabriel Garcia Marquez Reader by Gina Vergel
William S Burroughs’ Yage Letters by Leslie Wylie
Neckeyenosebreaking: The Life and Work of Andrés Caicedo by José Sandoval Zapata
Populardelujo: The Taste of Others by Jose Roca
Hector Abad’s Colombian Tragedy by Ed Hart

– Photos by Ewald Vanvugt and Raul Amaru Linares
– Illustrations from Power Paola and Lido Pimienta
– Original artwork from Typozon

What’s On The CD?

Each copy of the book includes a CD of new Colombian music, designed to accompany the articles in the book as well as promote some of the amazing new sounds coming out of Colombia.

1. Paíto y los Gaiteros de Punta Brava – Gajito de Uva
2. Los Pirañas – Monstruo Prometedor (Homenaje al Manzano)
3. Thornato – No Me Hagas Rogar De Mas (feat. Lido Pimienta)
4. Louis Towers – San Basilio
5. Esteban Copete y su Kinteto Pacifico – Abozaito
6. Calavera y la Popular Independiente – La Empeliculada
7. Pernett – Fantasía Tropical
8. La MiniTK del Miedo – La Muerte
9. Conector – Mujér Santuario
10. Son Palenque – Adios Batata
11. Las Malas Amistades – Apocalíptica
12. Planes (Estudios Universales) – Barco de Rio (Espiritualizado)
13. Andrés Gualdrón y los Animales Blancos – Niño Zombie (aterrador)
14. Meridian Brothers – El Jazz del Chupasangres
15. La Blanquita Farm – Phillip Dub
16. Mucho Indio – Ik’nusi

Sample Pages