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
Ask any Colombian, and they’ll tell you there’s nothing as beautiful as the tradition of noche de velitas (night of the candles) on the 7th of December. Held on the Eve of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the... Read Article
Colombian artists are no strangers to concocting songs for the women in their lives. The great Joe Arroyo had two: “Tania (1974)” and “Catalina del Mar (1980).” Los Hermanos Zuleta had an ode to a heartbreaker by the name of “Indira.” The late... Read Article
MIXTAPE Dos Mundos Colombia! Mix
Back when we started planning our Colombia book we asked Dos Mundos Radio if they would put together a mixtape of music from or influenced by Colombia, to accompany the project. They did that very swiftly, which meant... Read Article
They say that the family that plays together, stays together. All right, maybe no one ever really said that. But the family-like crew that makes up M.A.K.U. Soundsystem makes the saying seem gospel to me. The Queens, N.Y.-based collective,... Read Article
An organic thing happened when six musicians from Barranquilla moved into an apartment in Bogota in 2005. Their like-minded musical tastes and interests made way for a new band, Colectro, that practices a form of musical expression dubbed... Read Article
The important business of keeping the legacy of Colombian music great Joe Arroyo alive was never the subject of debate for his backing band, now on their own as Los Musicos de La Verdad.