Rhythm and Roots
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A journey through the South American imagination

We release the new video for “A Guide to the Birdsong of South America”

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Animated Cumbia

Beautiful new video from JWCM and Tómas Pichardo.

The Very Best – Yoshua Aikuti

New video from The Very Best in anticipation of their second album, released this July, is a cracker. The clip for “Yoshua Alikuti”, directed by Village Beat, takes on Lil Wayne’s  “A Milli”, transporting those famous red trousers to a… Read More

La Tigresa del Oriente – A Brighter Day

“All around the world…La Tigresa del Oriente”. In an attempt to corner a new, untapped market, Peruvian viral sensation, La Tigresa del Oriente has re-recorded her tropi-glam hit Nuevo Amanecer with the help of cumbia-rock group Terapeutas del Ritmo. Though the… Read More

Floating Points in Brazil

This is a great little video interview with UK house/soul/funk/everything producer, DJ and Eglo Records boss, Floating Points, conducted in a São Paulo record store a month or so back. You can see, and indeed listen to some… Read More

Calle 13 – Latinoamérica

Video says it all really: A heartfelt cry of ¡Viva América Latina! which highlights, once again, why Calle 13  are one of the most important contemporary Latin American acts. The video features cameos from the first lady of… Read More

Latin Power Music – 3Ball MTY Pop

This seems to be the first official video for a 3Ball(Tribal) song and comes as a sign that the style, already popular in pockets of Mexico and in the global bass scene, may be heading for a wider… Read More

Lido Pimienta – La Rata

Time to get back into the swing of things and what better way than with a video like this one from Canadian based Colombian singer Lido Pimienta. ‘La Rata’, an attack on political corruption, is taken from her… Read More

Max Romeo – Protest to M1 (Pacheko Remix)

Rhythm ‘n’ Roots will be taking a short break and be back in about a week…In the meantime here is Igor Bastidas‘ fantastically strange little video to Venezuelan producer Pacheko‘s remix of Max Romeo’s Protest to M1. Enjoy!… Read More

Lulacruza & Vincent Moon in Colombia

Over the past three months the Argentine/Colombian electronica/folk duo Lulacruza have been traveling around Colombia alongside French film-maker Vincent Moon with the aim of creating a ‘visual album’. Accompanied by a host of local experts, the trio spent… Read More