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Dengue Dengue Dengue- Zenit & Nadir

Strong return of the magnificent Peruvian folklorists via Enchufada records

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Dengue Dengue Dengue continue expanding their carefully created aesthetic on their new album ‘Zenit & Nadir’ by diving into the deep and rich musical history of Afro-Peruvian music, already hinted in the first single ‘Ágni’, which is the inversion of the traditional Afro-Peruvian rhythm Ingá.

The ongoing exploration of the vast and rich musical heritage of the descendants of the former African slaves in Peru has become the main focus of their new album.

Enchufada also drops this wicked remix

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Colombia’s Independent Powerhouse Compilation

Biggest contemporary folklore alliance in Colombian modern musical history

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From the Afro-Indigenous rhythms of Bullerengue and Cumbia, to Currulao and Bunde on the Pacific Coast, Calypso on the Caribbean islands, Bambuco and Joropo in the plains, to countless “modern” versions of all these traditional folk music styles, Colombia is becoming recognized as one of the most diverse musical countries in the world.



The “Colombian Music PowerHouses” project is a humble attempt to show the immense diversity of our country’s music and culture to a wider public. For this purpose we’ve gathered together as independent music labels; a joint collaboration between seven key Colombian “PowerHouses” to bring you a non-exclusive selection of today’s Colombian music. We know there are other labels and artists out there who deserve just as much attention and visibility as the ones who were brought together in this compilation, but we hope these picks will arouse your curiosity and inspire you to dig deeper into the fascinating world of Colombian music.

The “Colombian Music PowerHouses” are:
Palenque Records
Polen Records
Sonidos Enraizados
Tambora Records
Llorona Records
Mambo Negro Records
Galletas Calientes Records

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Grupo Bongar + Maga Bo – Macumbadaboa

Impressive collaboration exploring the lesser known Afro-Brazilian genres with an electronic twist

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“Macumbadaboa” unites the ancestral sounds of Grupo Bongar from Pernambuco, Brazil with the electronic and dub elements of Maga Bo, the American/Brazilian DJ/producer based in Rio de Janeiro. The project includes the participation of various well known Pernambuco artists – Isaar, Cláduio Rabeca, Lia de Itamaracá e as Filhas do Baracho, Lu do Coco do Pneu, members from the Xambá terreiro, children from the local community as well as the Malian kora player Adama Keita. The album explores many northeastern Brazilian rhythms such as coco, afoxé and maculelê as well as subtle elements of electronic and dub music.

The songs were recorded in an improvised studio set up by Maga Bo in the Memorial Severina Paraíso da Silva – Mãe Biu, in the terreiro of Xambá in Olinda. The intention was to bring Grupo Bongar into a familiar atmosphere where Guitinho could compose music and lyrics on the spot, inspired by the history of the Xambá community which was represented by all of the photos, antiques and relics that surrounded them in the Memorial.

“The lyrics emerged from observing the pieces that make up the Memorial. The old photos, the utensiles used in the terreiro in the time of Mãe Biu, the old percussion instruments, the maps of Nigeria and Cameroon (where the Xambá folk originated) and the articles of clothing from that time. Finally, everything that reminds us of our history and the history of our people,” explains Guitinho. “The repertoire of this album brings traditional songs for the orixás and the entitiies of Jurema. The original lyrics emerged in the moment, through my observation of the pieces in the Memorial, during the recording.” – Marileide Alves 

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Chomba Boom ft. Jamez Manuel – Hollow Men/Darle Cara

Absolute delightful EP from the Chilean/NYC duo

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Chomba Boom is a collaboration between Chilean producer Richi Tunacola and emcee Loki da Trixta, hailing from Brooklyn, New York.

CHOMBA BOOM has a distinct flavor integrating many elements from their different backgrounds. Richi is a classically trained musician as well as a drummer who has refined his unique sound with his Electropop group Tunacola. Loki da Trixta is a versatile emcee and DJ who has been active in the NYC underground Hip Hop scene for over ten years. While the Chomba Boom EP has it’s base in Hip Hop it’s first and most significant steps outside of that box are in the direction of Tropical Bass incorporating numerous elements of distinct genres such as Electrocumbia, Moombahton and Latin House.

Their newest EP Hollow MEN/DARLE CARA feat Jamez Manuel and it is an absolute delight.

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