Nu Cumbia

The Evolution of Boogat

By 09 December, 2015

There is no question that Boogat is a guerrillero urbano; an urban warrior of sorts. Some of the first verses the Spanish-(and by extension, English-)speaking world first heard out of his mouth were a rallying cry, scored by... Read Article

REVIEW Piper Street Sound – The Fall Line

By 20 November, 2014

Sometimes it is quite surprising how a sound or even a music style can move, translate and restate itself thousand of miles away from its original residence. An example is what has happened with Piper Street Sound, the... Read Article

MIXTAPE Cal Jader’s Cumbia Bounce 2012

By 09 November, 2012

Cal Jader, the main man behind London’s Latin music promoters Movimientos, has just put together this amazing mix of cumbia and we wanted to share it with you. The mix features both old and new styles of cumbia,... Read Article

Kumbia Queers – Daniela

By 09 May, 2012

Great new video from Kumbia Queers, filmed in Buenos Aires. Kumbia Queers are a group of five Argentine girls and one Mexican. Their sound could be described quite simply as nu cumbia, though perhaps tropical punk can at... Read Article

AltoPeru’s Dumbia pa’ Volar Parts 1 and 2

MIXTAPE AltoPeru’s Dumbia pa’ Volar Parts 1 and 2

By 20 January, 2012

We’ve got two mixtapes today from AltoPeru, which confusingly is the name of a cumbia/dub/reggae collective from Buenos Aires, Argentina. AltoPeru take their moniker from an early name for the land that is now Bolivia, which isn’t Argentina... Read Article