||Voodoo Love Inna Champeta Land CD (2007) |
Son Palenque albums Exemplifying the increasing cross-fertilization of global music genres, Champeta is the raucous Afro-Colombian street music of Colombia's Caribbean coast. Created by local descendents of African slaves, it incorporates elements of West African soukous and high life, as well as more local urban flavors such as ragga and compas. COLOMBIAFRICA is a pan-continental collaboration arranged by leading champeta exponent Lucas Silva. Fusing the energetic Latin rhythms of the Colombian players with the vibrant guitars of some of Afro-pop's biggest stars, this unique musical fusion brings champeta full circle, and back to its African roots.
Composers: Viviano Torres; Justo "Gele Gele" Valdez.
Colombiafrica: Justo "Gele Gele" Valdez, Luis Towers (vocals, background vocals); Viviano Torres (background vocals).
Personnel: Ocean, Ocean, Son Palenque, 3615 Code Niawu, Nyboma, Viviano Torres (vocals); Bopol Mansiamina (guitar, bass guitar); Edgar Gutierrez (acoustic guitar, bass guitar); Edgar Gutierrez ...