Tribu Baharu - Vinyl Champeta 7"
Record Store Day 2017
Electric Cowbell Records offer an exclusive Record Store Day limited-edition release 7'' 45RPM from Tribu Baharu, a Champeta criolla and World music band from Bogota, 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 Baharu, barrelling out of Bogotu, championing their version of champeta, inspired by the legendary, street-shaking Pico sound-systems of Colombia'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 Baharu 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 7'' 45RPM on black vinyl. Comes in full-color die-cut sleeve with center hole and full-color label.