Champeta de Colimbia

Regular readers will know that if there are two things climaXXX loves, they are discovering new musical genres and... booty.
So imagine our delight when we came across this video entitled El Agua Champeta. I am not sure who the artist is but after a bit of research I found out the style is called Champeta and comes form the Cartagena de Indias region of Columbia where a lot of escaped African slaves settled during the colonisation of the Americas by the Spanish. You can certainly hear very traditional African elements in many of the songs as well as other local influences such as reggaeton, dancehall and even a bit of baile funk.
Hit this champeta site for a tonne of tracks to download in the Musica section

Akien Criollo - Alvaro Cuellar
Chancletazo de Amor - Melchor Perez - Melchor

For more on Columbian Music check out this sweet site Africolumbia.

1 comment:

Scutch said...

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