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Champeta Colombiana Mixtape

by Marcus Doucette

Marcus Doucette

The Sound Travels Mixtape on Sunday was pure fire. Jungle rhythms from Colombia’s Caribbean coast, music from the creole barrios of cities like Barranquilla, Cartagena and of course San Basilio de Palenque, the famous birthplace of a sound known as Champeta. Champeta is a heady fusion of West African rhythms, Colombia’s Native population and Europeans. I love this stuff! Peep the mix and get your groove on…