REVIEW Lido Pimienta – Miss Colombia

By 17 April, 2020

Miss Colombia, Lido Pimienta’s third album is a gloriously introspective album that delves into Pimienta’s complicated relationship to her birth country. Through harmony, rhythm and energetic production, Lido narrates a journey of acceptance, of discovering herself as a site of rich, painful and joyous fusion.

Son Palenque “Mona Mi”

By 29 August, 2012

Incredible new video and performance – just listen to the drums and vocals – from Son Palenque. The group, led by Justo Valdez, is one of the best exponents of music from the Colombian village of San Basilio... Read Article

Palenque Palenque! La Memoria Viva

By 20 May, 2011

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