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Soy Selva

by Ghetto Kumbe

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Makrú 04:25


Grab the LIMITED EDITION VINYL at the record store near you. It features an exclusive instrumental mix of "Dagbani Dance".

Ghetto Kumbé is a three man Afro-Colombian band fusing the Afro-Caribbean roots of Colombia with the hypnotic power of African house beats.
Having performed with Ondatrópica, Sidestepper, Toto la Momposina and La 33 among others, el Guajiro, Chongo, and Doctor Keyta are some of the popping Colombian scene's most skilful musicians.
“Soy Selva” (translated as “I’m Jungle”), produced with London native producer The Busy Twist, is about the ancient people of Colombia, their traditions, their relations with mother nature, universal respect and ritual dancing.
With the additional featuring of Ghanaian singer Zongo Abongo on “Dagbani Dance”, things have definitely come full circle for this new EP, involving three continents in this innovative musical adventure.
Feel the gaitas, marimbas, and percussions of the Caribbean Coast of Colombia, the enchanting voices and drums of Africa, and the powerful electronic beats from the UK bass music scene; a tremendously infectious dance machine, opening a new era to the Afro-Colombian fusion of styles.

“The explosive Afro-House trio Igniting Colombian dancefloors” – Remezcla

“A journey to the rhythmic Afro-Caribbean roots of Colombia fuelled by the hypnotic power of African house beats” – Sounds and Colours.

“The members of Ghetto Kumbé fuse traditional Afro-Colombian percussion with intense electronic beats and samples. They have a particularly strong band aesthetic: neon tribal masks and outfits are a particular standout of their intense live show” – The Culture Trip.


released October 16, 2017

All tracks produced by Oliver Williams "The Busy Twist" and Edgardo Garcés "El Guajiro".
Djembe, tambor alegre & gaitas by Juan Carlos Puello "Chongo"
Dunduns and other percussions by Andrés Mercado "Doctor Keyta"
Marimbas on "Makrú" by Juan Carlos Arrechea
Voices on "Dagbani Dance" by Fatawu Wunbei Ibrahim "Zongo Abongo"


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