Peruvian Dance Company Get Trapped Inside Vitu Valera & Mikongo’s ‘MAMAKUMBA’07 February, 2022
One artist who has massively impressed us these past couple of years is Peruvian producer Vitu Valera, whose electronic productions have continued to evolve in unexpected and effervescent fashion. In 2020, he released “MAMAKUMBA” with fellow Peruvian Mikongo, a percussive foreboding deep quasi-house track driven by Afro-Peruvian rhythms.
Now, there is a video, created by the Peruvian dance company Desde Mi Cuarentena, a group set up to express what life was like during quarantine. Now that lockdown has eased (at least in most quarters) they have been able to meet and create their most compelling video yet, filmed in some run-down locale. In regards to the concept for the video, it is still very much related to life post-quarantine, the company’s Diego Alonso saying: “Will they find the way out? What will await them outside? Could it be a dream or have they gone crazy… only they can find out, either devising a new way of life or getting lost in the labyrinth forever.”
“MAMAKUMBA” featured on Vitu Valera’s Kumba EP, released on Turntables On The Hudson
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