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December-January Panorama: Colombia

The Panorama Lighthouse is a section that is responsible for highlighting the most important releases in Ibero-America and is published simultaneously in all the media that make up the alliance, thus multiplying its reach and visibility. Every delivery updates us on the struggles in each of our countries, currently going through the reality of COVID-19, and on the news of their musical ecosystems. As we always say, there is much to discover out there. If you want to know what the region sounds like today, this is the place and the time.

Lighthouse is composed of IndieToday (Argentina), Scream&Yell (Brazil), shock (Colombia), Magazine AM:PM (Cuba),  POTQ (Chili), Sound World and Construction Area (Spain), Indie Rocks! (Mexico), Rock Achorao' (Peru) and Piiila (Uruguay). It also works to create original and innovative content, as well as various activities that serve to break down borders and build bridges between the different countries of Ibero-America.

Colombia

By Fabian Paez Lopez/Shock.co 

 

If 2022 were a restaurant, it would probably be one of those. All You Can Eat where people go regardless of their ability to digest, to gorge themselves on food as if there were no tomorrow. In short, with the shadow of the pandemic still hanging over us, we don't know if there is any tomorrow. This year in Colombia we are facing a concert marathon and festivals, campaigns, presidential elections and the World Cup (to see the other countries, of course). The fact is that this year we are probably facing the busiest musical agenda we have ever had. The parade of artists starts with the La Solar festival in Medellín (February) and extends to Jamming in Ibagué and the big events announced in Bogotá, such as the Estéreo Picnic Festival, concerts by Bad Bunny, Harry Styles, Dua Lipa, Miley Cyrus, Emperor, Zoé or Coldplay.

 

Hand in hand with the concert dates, this year's promotional releases will also resume. But before the hunger games of the cultural markets begin, we go back to take a look at the Colombian releases of the last months, December and January. Here is our list of recommendations.

The singer-songwriter Colombian Juliana Velásquezwho received the award for Best New Artist at the 2021 Latin Grammy Awards, kicked off this year with the release of a three-song EP entitled Delirious. Juliana is making a career as a pop star. 

A young trio from the city of Cali, Brokix, released their first album in December, The children of 2000Eight songs that augur the advance of the children of 2000, those of the emotrap, those of the punk reggaeton. If you like perreo and trap, but also Good Charlotte and Sum 41, you have to listen to them.

Born in the municipality of Condoto and raised in the same school where the queen, Goyo of ChocQuibTown, began singing, in January singer Dhito Florez, now based in Medellín, released his first EP: Roriyero. There are four tracks exploring four dreams with afrobeats. Here we talk to him.

In Colombia, the city of Cali is known as the capital of salsa, but the signature of Cali rap is also traditional. Point Apartis the fourth album by rapper Izla, which shows raw looks and sullen gestures in a city that, despite the sun, remains bleak amidst lack of opportunities, crime and police violence. Here we dig deeper into the disk.  

A traditional rap song from the mountains of Medellín. A new Christmas cannon shot, as Alcolirykoz has become accustomed to every December. Against the police, against the classicists, against the evil eye: the Ruda bath. https://youtu.be/7eqzpjUu1_c

The actor and singer of La Derecha, Mario Duarte and Escotes, performed a cover version of Very Well in December, a 50's tropical rock classic created by Antonio Fuentes and performed by Carlos Román and his Conjunto Vallenato. A rarity revived with a technocumbia feel for everyone to dance to.

The two names that represent the new wave of reggaeton in Medellin. Blessd and Ryan Castro rode together in a perreo like those of the early 2000s. Enjoy here, Who TV 

Elsa and Elmar are preparing to accompany Zoé on her tour of Colombia, playing with the possibilities of Latin music. Atravesaoher most recent single, is unexpected: a modern and sensual bachata that speaks of who she has between her eyebrows.  

 

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