Here at Sounds and Colours, we cover Latin American music, most—if not ALL—of which, has its roots in Africa. Now, one of our favorite DJs and producers, whom we are used to hearing Brazilian sounds from, has an album of... Read Article
Champeta has a champion in Tribu Baharú (pronounced ba-roo). The band, formed in Bogota in 2009, have been steadily taking their style of champeta to new heights. They’ve played the big WOMEX confence in Spain as well as... Read Article
Fabian Altahona is the man behind Africolombia, a blog celebrating Afro-Colombian music. Regularly updated, it’s one of the best sources on the web for linking African and Colombian music. There is constantly new music to explore thanks to... Read Article
Spotlight on Palenque Records (or how Lucas Silva’s Champeta love affair is getting back to Colombia’s African roots)
Right now’s an exciting time for Lucas Silva and his label Palenque Records. Palenque Palenque! (Champeta Criolla & Afro Roots in Colombia, 1975-91) was released in May in conjunction with London’s Soundway Records.