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
San Basilio de Palenque
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
Mitú is a Colombian project born several years ago in the brilliant mind of multi-instrumentalist Julian Salazar. Although the concept of the project was inspired by Julian’s visit to the jungle when he was still a teenager, it... Read Article
Few artists have been as responsible for elevating the folk music of Colombia’s Caribbean coast – and in particular cumbia – to the world stage as Totó La Momposina. Born in 1940 to a musical family, Totó loved singing and... Read Article
The latest video from the Bogotá-based champeta group Tribu Baharu hits like a tonne of fluorescent, jumping, hyperactive bricks. Effervescing with life, this is the latest chapter in the life of champeta, an African/Caribbean/Colombian groove that continues to... Read Article
It’s always ‘puro vacilón’ when our favorite Bogotá, Colombia,-based Barranquilleros release new music. Colectro, which dub their style of folkloric-tinged rock music as coletera, have gifted fans with quite the psychedelic track in ‘Magende.’ The video features the psychedelic journey of... Read Article
Palenque Records Remixed is a unique compilation which features two different meetings of cultures in two different moments in time. The first meeting dates back to the 70s, when inhabitants from San Basilio de Palenque – a community... Read Article
Colombian electro-champeta duo Mitú today premièred the third video from their debut Potro album. Mitú, which pairs the percussion and vocals of Franklin “Lamparita” Tejedor (hailing from the famous Afro-Colombian town of San Basilio de Palenque) with the... Read Article
Do Uproot Andy and Geko Jones ever sleep?
Brand new video from Palenke Soultribe, the Los Angeles-based Colombians with a taste for mixing their Colombian roots with electronic styles. Their upcoming record Palenke vs. Palenque is a collaboration with Palenque Records, a Colombian record label who... Read Article
Leon Murcia is a man of cumbia. He was born to a mother of African descent and a father with indigenous blood. Spending his formative years in Barranquilla on Colombia’s Atlantic coast, his own upbringing very much epitomises... Read Article