CiNEOLA is a new platform created in 2020 to showcase documentaries from across Latin America. A new documentary is released on the platform each month, accompanied by podcasts and other events. We took a look at two films... Read Article
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.
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
The far-north coast of Ecuador has a historical and cultural background that sets it apart from most of the rest of the country, with cultural traditions whose roots stretch across the globe. In recent years, the Afro-Ecuadorian community... Read Article
Let’s face it: as far as pop culture is concerned, Colombia has been on a roll. Its national football team (salsa choke, anyone?) had an exciting run in the 2014 World Cup, Barranquillera beauties Sofia Vergara and Shakira continue to get entertainment... Read Article
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
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