Though still a young woman, Maureen Choi has been on a long musical career path, taking several twists and turns along the way, and stopping to reconnoitre at various outposts before moving on. The daughter of Korean immigrants... Read Article
5 Afro-Peruvian Classics In Anticipation of Chincha Sundays, Bringing Afro-Peru to Shoreditch This Autumn
This weekend, Ceviche Old St are launching Chincha Sundays, a new monthly free event bringing Afro-Peruvian music to Shoreditch with live performances, DJs, food and drink. Inspired by the informal gatherings of Lima’s underground peñas, Ceviche Old St... Read Article
REVIEW Bareto – Impredecible
Bareto continue their steady road to being one of the most influential Peruvian bands of this decade. In contrast to many bands that make it big, rather than heading towards a more mainstream sound, Bareto’s search has led them... Read Article
As regular readers of Sounds and Colours will know, we’re rather partial to making lists of films that are freely available online and represent distinct aspects of South American culture. Our latest list is devoted to music documentaries... Read Article
Andrea Echeverri knows a thing or two about success. With her band, Aterciopelados, she won Latin Grammys, performed on national television, and rocked festival stages around the world, and in the States—Coachella, Bonnaroo, and Outside Lands.
Here’s Calle 13, one of Latin America’s finest, doing what they do best, celebrating Latin American culture. On “Latinoamérica” they are joined by Susana Baca, Totó La Momposina and Maria Rita for a real tour de force of... Read Article
New mixtape celebrating some of the exciting new sounds coming out of South America. Features Chile’s electro-innovators El Sueño De La Casa Propia, Argentina’s quality indie-popsters Valentin y los Volcanes, great new voices from Brazil in the shape... Read Article
Susana Baca is a Grammy winner, lets start here. I believe, aside of her talent, it’s her passion and devotion for the studies of Afro Peruvian culture that have taken her to other levels of musical stardom. She... Read Article
REVIEW Susana Baca – Afrodiaspora
Afrodiaspora is a glory from start to finish, and suggest that we should make sure that we listen to every new Susana Baca on release each year because, more likely than not, it will be worth it!
Peña is a mix of instrumental and sung Afro-Peruvian standards, interpreted by musicians with a variety of backgrounds. It’s the brainchild of Eric Foss and Cory Wong, owners of Secret Stash Records, a label founded in 2009 which... Read Article
Susana Baca shot to international fame with the release of Afro-Peruvian Classics: Soul of Black Peru, a collection of Afro-Peruvian songs released in 1995 by Luaka Bop, of which Susana’s rendition of “Maria Lando” was one of the... Read Article
MIXTAPE Esto es Sudamerica Mixtape
We thought it was about time we celebrated South America as one, bringing together some of the artists and styles we’ve featured so far on the site, and that we still have to look forward to. We’ve chosen... Read Article