Rhythm 'n' Roots

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Champeta (0)

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Another offshoot from the Afrio-Hispanic musical tree, Champeta, hailing from Northern Colombia (Cartagena,) was harshly criticised by the Colombian govt but it was/is a genre of expression from the poor underclasses (Champeta is the name of the machete used by the workers in the fields and they are nicknamed Champetúos)

It's African roots are clear: the guitar arrangements and rhythms but the lyrics are in Spanish. It's summery and bouncy which is just what you need when you are in Buenos Aires preparing for Autumn. If that doesn't sell it surely this stylish chap will:

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Tracks (this website has more to dl free):

Biofa - Ya Tengo Quien Me Quiera

Edijey ft Michael - Conectate

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