An exciting new project has been released today by Soul Jazz Records. Jende Ri Palenge is the culmination of Santiago Posada and Simon Mejía’s three month stay in the Colombian town of San Basilio de Palenque, a town... Read Article
From Cartagena we drove an hour to one of our last and most expected destinations, the mystical heart of Africa in Colombia: San Basilio de Palenque. Both a forgotten and revered town, it is considered the first village... Read Article
When we were compiling our favourite albums of 2010 (see parts one and two) we had a huge problem putting all our favourite albums into just twenty slots. We decided right then that maybe we should take out... Read Article
World Music Charts Europe have just released their list of the most-listened to World Music artists of 2010, according to European radio stations that is. There are quite a few latin artists featured here including Choc Quib Connection’s... 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.