Zach Bezold

Zach is a music journalist spreading good music all over the world. He writes for Sounds and Colours as a reviewer and promoter of new Latin music. He has contributed to online publications such as The World Music Library and Revolver - Santiago Magazine. In addition to writing, Zach compiles mixes of world music for the people. Listen here: http://soundcloud.com/mestizmo

Website: soundcloud.com/mestizmo

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REVIEW Piper Street Sound – 4 Chichas from the Piedmont

By 01 July, 2014

This concoction of Southern comfort goes down smooth, though heavily filtered and remotely distilled in the Piedmont. No, not in the Altiplano region of Peru, but the Piedmont, a plateau region located in the eastern United States between the Atlantic coastal plain and the main Appalachian mountains. Still,... Read Article

New Frequencies Fest 2013

By 16 December, 2013

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts played host to a unique blend of global roots and modern dance music on the weekend of December 6 & 7, 2013.  The New Frequencies Fest, held annually in downtown San Francisco,... Read Article

REVIEW Los Amigos Invisibles – Repeat After Me

By 03 April, 2013

Los Amigos Invisibles have been visible in the Latin American musical realm for some time now. The disco-funk rockers from Caracas have worked hard over the past twenty years to create a distinct blend of sounds and musical rhythms.... Read Article

Candelaria: Cumbia-Dub Pa’ Gozar

By 28 February, 2013

The first time I came across the word “Candelaria” was in reference to the hilly, antique barrio of Bogotá, a vibrant and colourful home to many bars, restaurants, museums and cultural centres that I visited during my time... Read Article

REVIEW Sambanzo – Etiópia

By 11 December, 2012

Etiópia is the first album from a novel project entitled Sambanzo. Sambanzo is the jazzy outfit of saxist and musical visionary, Thiago França. Thiago França is the wind behind the tenor sax on the recent MetaL MetaL album,... Read Article

Mexican Institute of Sound – Politico

REVIEW Mexican Institute of Sound – Politico

By 15 August, 2012

“México, México, México… Ra Ra Ra.”  It has been a busy past few months for the country of México. A recent gold medal in Olympic soccer has lifted many spirits and overshadowed a disappointing presidential election and bump... Read Article

Sarazino – Everyday Salama

REVIEW Sarazino – Everyday Salama

By 31 May, 2012

There is no one thing, one word, one sound to describe Sarazino’s new album, Everyday Salama.  The 15 track project blends dub, reggae, Afro, Latin, hip hop and Arabic music just to name a few.  Each track with... Read Article

Sarazino “Es Mi Momento”

By 13 May, 2012

Brand new video in anticipation of Sarazino‘s new album Everyday Salama. Sarazino provides this breakthrough single entitled “Es Mi Momento” (featuring Niyo Pumpin) by way of Quito, Ecuador but has called many countries home, with West Africa, as... Read Article

Batida

REVIEW Batida

By 10 April, 2012

Electrifying the global dance scene, Batida incorporates traditional Angolan rhythms with modern electronic beats.  Angolan / Portuguese DJ Mpula aka Pedro Coquenão has arrived at an electro-traditional sound, that integrates photography, video, Carnaval, and politics in a vast... Read Article

Ana Tijoux – La Bala

REVIEW Ana Tijoux – La Bala

By 31 January, 2012

It was 2010 when I first discovered 1977. No that’s not the opening line from a young adult, time-travel novel; its when a good friend sat me down and showed me Ana Tijoux’s breakout album, 1977.  I was instantly... Read Article