As we are music lovers we are delighted to see the mighty Afro-Colombian group Choc Quib Town make a rare UK appearance. They have won critical acclaim for their enticing fusion of hip-hop, dub, electronica and rhythms from Colombia’s Pacific coast, and they will be appearing at the Jazz Café on Monday 24th of May – we have tickets for sale at Sabor.
Their innovative sond fuses funk, North American hip-hop, jamaican ragga, and elements of electronic music in order to produce elaborate beats. They also incorporate traditional rhythms from Colombia’s Pacific coast such as bunde, currulao, bambazu, and aguabajo as well as other Latin American and caribbean rhythms such as salsa songo and guajira. Choc Quib Town shows that there’s much more to discover about is more to discover about Colombian Music.
They also have a new album out called Oro, which led to them being nominated for best new artist at the Latin Grammy’s last year. Billboard.com said that “what makes “Oro” (which contains music from the band’s first two Colombian releases) so interesting is that every track finds a new way to interpret the traditional sounds of the country’s Pacific coast”. It was also very enthusiastically reviewed (four stars!) by the Daily Telegraph last week – they described it as “a sound that feels at once timeless and euphorically current”.