New Champetas from Colombia

By - 24 May, 2011

Our good friend Fabian Altahona, who runs the Africolombia blog, recently sent us a selection of champetas from the last 10 years. Champeta is the sound of Afro-Colombia and these represent the songs that you would typically find in Colombian cities such as Cartagena and Barranquilla.

We’d previously featured a mixtape from Fabian, entitled El Picó, which focused on classic Afro-Colombian music. These champetas here are all about the current sounds which you will regularly find on the picó soundsystems in Colombia.

DJ XR “La Creacion Del Amor”

El Jonky “La Fiscalia”

Mr Black “Suerte”

Mr Black “Hierba Mala”

Hernan Hernandez “La Viudad Del Pescao”

Hernan Hernandez “La Descontinuada”

El Melchor “La Perrera”

El Melchor “El Peopio Marrano”

El Jonky “La Fiscalia”

Michel “Cayo El Falton”

You can download all these tracks as a .zip file here.

For more great champetas, old and new, visit Fabian’s blog, Africolombia.

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