RECORD STORE DAY 2017 > Tribu Baharu - Tribu Baharu's Vinyl Champeta

Tribu Baharu

Tribu Baharu's Vinyl Champeta


Release Date: 4/22/2017
Format: 7" Vinyl
Label: Electric Cowbell Records
Quantity: 400
Release type: RSD Limited Run / Regional Focus Release


Electric Cowbell Records offer an exclusive Record Store Day limited-edition release 7” 45RPM  from Tribu Baharú, a Champeta criolla and World music band from Bogotá, Colombia. It's been denigrated and damned, boycotted and banned, but it can never be stopped: champeta, the ever evolving, high-energy hybrid of Columbian, African and Afro-Caribbean styles just keeps on coming. And leading a new charge are Tribu Baharú, barrelling out of Bogotá, championing their version of champeta, inspired by the legendary, street-shaking Pico sound-systems of Columbia's Caribbean coast. Sparkling Congolese guitar driven by high-speed bass and drums and the all-animating upfront singers. Champeta was swept away by the ubiquitous Reggaeton in the '90s but Tribu Baharú are part of a wave of nuevas musicas Colombianas based in the capital city who are reestablishing it as a prime force and adding more ingredients to the recipe. Contain traces of soukous, zouk, calypso, mbaqanga, soca, compa Haitiano, rap and ragamuffin. Essential ammunition for the globally-minded DJ.  Limited-edition of 500 pressed. 7” 45RPM on black vinyl. Comes in full-color die-cut sleeve with center hole and full-color label. 

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