The remote village of San Basilio de Palenque in Colombia’s Caribbean region has become internationally known in recent years, and not without reason. Renowned as ‘Africa in Colombia’, Palenque is the first ‘free town’ in the American Continent,... Read Article
Few artists have been as responsible for elevating the folk music of Colombia’s Caribbean coast – and in particular cumbia – to the world stage as Totó La Momposina. Born in 1940 to a musical family, Totó loved singing and... Read Article
Ghetto Kumbé´s concept is as powerful as it is simple, a journey to the rhythmic Afro-Caribbean roots of Colombia fuelled by the hypnotic power of African house beats. With just three members, Edgardo Garcés (aka E Guajiro), Juan... Read Article
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
Do Uproot Andy and Geko Jones ever sleep?
Brand new video from Palenke Soultribe, the Los Angeles-based Colombians with a taste for mixing their Colombian roots with electronic styles. Their upcoming record Palenke vs. Palenque is a collaboration with Palenque Records, a Colombian record label who... Read Article