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  • n. A form of local independent music from Colombia.


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  • Their album, Blow Up (Nacional), quickly threw them on a global map filled with excellent cumbia, champeta, and reggaeton groups.

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  • It blends party-friendly Colombian fare, like cumbia and champeta, with electronica in quintessential 305 fashion.

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  • His brilliant music combined the styles of his native Cartagena calypso, merengue, salsa, soca and showcased the incredible variety of African styles that exist in Colombian music, such as champeta and porro.

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  • Bomba Estéreo, from Colombia, merged various dance grooves - some electronic, some guitar-driven, often drawing on Afro-Colombian rhythms like champeta - with lyrics about a wide-open, multicultural identity.

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  • This excellent combo, led by guitarist, bassist, and programmer Simon Mejia, emerged in 2005 from the electronica scene in Bogota, Colombia, and developed a frothy, propulsive take on cumbia and champeta (a kind of stew of local, African, and Caribbean styles).

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  • Afro Colombian cumbia and champeta rhythms are deftly layered under surf guitar, keyboards, and bass beats, while singer

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  • At Colombia's big outdoor soundsystem parties such as Skorpion Disco Show, which echo the bass culture of Jamaica, DJs including Los Reyes Del Perreo bosh out rampant, high-powered, champeta fusions featuring ultra cheddary trance riffs, cheap drum machines and bargain-bin

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  • So why have champeta artists and producers started to mix a traditional form of dance with the cheap energy rush of modern electro?

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  • Sounds from England and Netherlands now power the rhythms of champeta, combining the cheesy breakdowns and canned euphoria of trance with the transcendent synths of old-school rave.

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  • The new generation of champeta artists are inspired by electronic music from Europe and the

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