By 19 February, 2021

El Palmas – real name Maurice Aymard – is a Venezuelan DJ and selector, residing in Barcelona with a big task on his hands – in his own words, “the awakening of ancient gods of the tropics.” His... Read Article

REVIEW Gerry Weil – The Message

By 21 January, 2021

If the name Gerry Weil doesn’t sound Venezuelan, that’s because he’s Austrian. Indeed he looked at the time like a bespectacled version of his fellow countryman, composer and keyboard artist, Joe Zawinul. He arrived in Venezuela in 1957... Read Article

Best Reissues of 2020

By 23 December, 2020

More than any other year, it definitely feels as if there has been a shift in terms of the types of albums being reissued from Latin America. Sure, there are still plenty of tropical Colombian albums and 70s... Read Article

Best Albums of 2020

By 18 December, 2020

What a year!? It’s certainly been like no other. Well… except for the amount of music that’s been released, which appears to be as abundant as usual, if not more so. While some releases have certainly been delayed... Read Article

A still from the film 'Cancion Sin Nombre' (Song Without a Name)

Oscars 2021: Latin America’s Contenders

By 09 December, 2020

This article was originally published by Sounds and Colours’s partner, Latin America Bureau. You can read the original here. It has been a difficult year for film, especially cinema releases but, as the old entertainment saying goes, ‘the show must... Read Article

REVIEW Various Artists – Color de Trópico

By 23 November, 2020

One man’s passion became the same man’s label. Now based in Barcelona, El Palmas is described as “an intertropical South American DJ and selector”. His label may not have been in the crate-digging game as long as Vampisoul... Read Article

REVIEW Raúl Monsalve y los Forajidos – Bichos

By 26 October, 2020

Regular visitors to this site may remember Ellen Gordon’s interview with Raúl Monsalve prior to the band’s appearance at the Meltdown Festival five years ago. Three years later, Raul was the bass player with the Paris-based Venezuelan group,... Read Article