REVIEW Totó La Momposina – Tambolero

By 05 October, 2015

Let’s be clear: Tambolero is not Totó La Momposina’s new album, though it’s so imaginative it’s as if it were a new one. The record is a collection of unreleased tracks and alternative takes dating back to the... Read Article

History Lessons in Bogotá

By 10 January, 2012

Spending a week in this country’s beautiful capital, Bogotá, was quite an experience. Housed by a “typical” (in their words) middle-class Colombian family in a neighborhood called América Occidental, I couldn’t help but take note of the sheer... Read Article

Susana Baca – Afrodiaspora

REVIEW Susana Baca – Afrodiaspora

By 12 June, 2011

Afrodiaspora is a glory from start to finish, and suggest that we should make sure that we listen to every new Susana Baca on release each year because, more likely than not, it will be worth it!

New Champetas from Colombia

New Champetas from Colombia

By 24 May, 2011

Our good friend Fabian Altahona, who runs the Africolombia blog, recently sent us a selection of champetas from the last 10 years. Champeta is the sound of Afro-Colombia and these represent the songs that you would typically find... Read Article