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ChocQuibTown

“Exultant rap, anthemic chants and languorous Hispanic melodies’’ – The Telegraph

Presented by Carolina Performing Arts in association with Cat’s Cradle

ChocQuibTown’s song “Somos Pacifico” has become a national anthem for an entire generation of Afro-Colombians. The hip-hop collective instills unity and pride in Choco, a province in northwest Colombia where the group was founded in 2000. In the sweltering rain-forested region, over 80 percent of the population is African by origin, and the region’s relative isolation means that its African music has been well- preserved.

The three members—Goyo, Tostao and Slow—organically combine hip-hop, funk, dance hall, electronics and Caribbean flavors with Afro-Colombian rhythms to create their unique urban style.


“Rap exultante, cantos conmovedores y vibrantes melodías latinoamericanas’’ – The Telegraph

La canción de ChocQuibTown “Somos Pacifico” se ha vuelto un himno nacional para una generación entera de afrocolombianos. Este colectivo de hiphop transmite el orgullo y la solidaridad de los residentes de Chocó, una provincia en el noroeste de Colombia donde se fundó el grupo en 2000. En esta región calurosa más de 80% de la población es de descendencia africana—su relativo aislamiento ha asegurado la conservación de la música africana.

Goyo, Tostao y Slow—los tres músicos– combinan de manera orgánica el hiphop, funk, dance hall, la música electrónica y los sabores caribeños con los ritmos afrocolombianos para crear su propio estilo urbano.

- Spanish Translation by Amanda Black

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