What Is Sounds and Colours?

Sounds and Colours is a website, print publication and record label dedicated to Latin American music and culture, with a particular focus on the South American countries. Run by a team of passionate writers and researchers our aim is to show the non-mainstream view of Latin American culture.

What makes Sounds and Colours unique?

Sounds and Colours began in order to promote Latin American culture. We felt that Latin American culture was often shown through a narrow lens, missing much of the diversity that makes it such a rich culture, and so damn fascinating. Our aim from day one has been to show all sides of Latin American culture, especially those that have been under-(or mis-)represented in the past.

Who is behind Sounds and Colours?

Sounds and Colours started in May 2010 by a team devoted to Latin American and Caribbean culture.

To send emails to any of our staff just add soundsandcolours.com to the end of the email addresses below, i.e. [email protected].

Founded by Russell Slater

Editors: David Bugueño ([email protected]), Josef Dobraszczyk ([email protected]), Sofia Serbin de Skalon ([email protected]), Russell Slater ([email protected])

Sending Editorial Enquiries

Music Editorial Enquiries: [email protected]

Film and Literature Editorial Enquiries: [email protected]

Advertising Enquiries: [email protected]

London Event Info: [email protected]

Can I get involved?

We are always looking for people passionate about Latin American culture to get involved, either through writing articles, columns and news, through editing or arranging content, or via other creative pursuits, such as design, SEO or marketing. If you would like to join the team please read this article for more information on what we’re looking for and then send a brief email to [email protected] saying why you would like to get involved.

How can I send my music to Sounds and Colours?

We are always interested in hearing new music from Latin America so if you’re in a band or produce music please feel free to send us some of your music. We can’t guarantee that we will listen to it (because we receive so many submissions!), but we will try.

Send your music to [email protected]

Please bear in mind that we just deal with Latin American music so there really isn’t any point in sending us gypsy jazz music or minimal techno!


Sounds and Colours is an effective way of promoting products or events with a Latin American or ‘global culture’ focus. From African music festivals to South American banjos to world street food festivals to cumbia parties we’ve promoted many different events and products over the years.

Our average reader age is 25-34, with our audience coming primarily from the United Kingdom (29.97%), United States (22.70%), Brazil (4.2%) and Canada (3.2%). We regularly reach over 40,000 unique readers a month (100,000 Page Views/Month).

For more information please visit our Advertise on Sounds and Colours page or contact us via [email protected]. You can also subscribe to our Marketing list here if would would like to receive information on how best to advertise with Sounds and Colours, as well as special offers.

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