Earlier in the year I had the chance to venture to the amazing country that is Colombia. Due to our shoestring budget we decided to roll through both Cali and Medellínkind of briefly in the pursuit of both sun and coastal vibes in the north. So after a few overnight buses, which by the way were totally safe and free from any Guerrilla hijackings, we eventually made it to our final destination and a place i am 100% coming back to, the Caribbean Coastline in particular Santa Marta and Cartagena de Indias. Amazing cities, warm and friendly locals, white sand beaches, palm tress, turquoise water and plenty of fresh fish and cheap beers made bunking down in shitty hostels and enjoying a balanced diet of tuna and rice for 4 weeks all worthwhile.
The podcast is rooted in the tropical ritmos originating from the Carribbean coastline of Colombia. Some classic Cumbia, Palenque, and Salsa, with bits of hip hop and digital cumbia from some newer groups making moves throughout Colombia and Latin America . This is by no means anything in depth, just some tunes of Colombian origin i stumbled across during my travels and thought fitting to share. Saludos, Mike Who
Yeah… umm… I am much more comfortable asking the questions, than having to come up with opinions and stories on demand. Even so, I did have a most pleasant time when I was given the opportunity to appear on Colombian English language radio show Jack Radio broadcast from Medellin’s University of Antioquia.
Run by two upstanding American gentlemen, Jeff and Robin, the show plays a range of amazing music from around the world with a special commitment to showcasing Colombian talent. The show is just one component of their empire, which includes Colombian music, fashion and culture magazine, Jack Magazine, and some darn good parties.
Chickity-Check out this episode of Jack Radio for a bit of Cumbia, Moombahton, Reggaeton, Reggae, Colombian hip hop and myself showcasing some Australian hip hop.
In Colombia cocaine is dirt cheap and abundant. So much so it is more economical to do a line of blow before work, than have your soy latte. So in Medellin when the home team, Atletico Nacional, win the Colombian Football League grand final, all of a sudden these massive bags of coke appear from nowhere and there is a big cocaine fight in the streets to celebrate. People throwing bags of the stuff at each other. Daniel and I just happened to be in the right place at the right time.