Tagged: Colombia


Ghetto Palms 122: Chief Boima / Banana Clipz / Champeta!

Several things happened in the Ghetto Archipelago recently that caught my ear/mind. For instance: the University of the West Indies held a conference on cloud computing to float the idea of transforming the whole Caribbean … read more »

POSTED December 1, 2010 3:00PM IN GHETTO PALMS Comments (6) TAGS: , , ,

Ghetto Palms 110: Theophilus / Highlife / El Guincho / Indie-Trop

This column was never just about dancehall, but it has maybe failed to touch on one of the most exciting things about the whole field of tropical music that I’ve been romping about in. Namely, … read more »

POSTED August 11, 2010 11:45AM IN GHETTO PALMS Comments (2) TAGS: , , , , , , , ,

Toy Selectah’s Mirrored Video for Colombian Independence Day

No better way to celebrate Colombian Independence Day than with a documentary-style video from Monterrey beat genius Toy Selectah, whose “Half Mexican Half Colombian Bandit” reflects both countries’ dual history and appreciation for cumbia. This … read more »

POSTED July 20, 2010 5:15PM IN MUSIC VIDEO TAGS: , , ,

Bomba Estereo, “Fuego (Pacha Massive Fiyah RMX)” MP3

Colombian electro-tropical ensemble Bomba Estereo had a sleeper hit in “Fuego” over the summer, a loping cumbia-like rhythm with spat-out vocals that sounded like they were coming from a repressed dragon gearing up to torch … read more »

POSTED March 12, 2010 10:43AM IN Levis Fader Fort Main Category, Levis-Listen, MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , , , , ,