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November Overview: 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.


By Sebastian

In November in Colombia the reopening was felt. There were many face-to-face events, music markets and award ceremonies with outstanding Colombians. Kali Uchis won her first American Music Award for the single Telepathy and Juliana Velásquez a Latin Grammy for Best New Artist. Throughout the month there were many releases, but also the official confirmation of the return of great concerts to the region and the addition of artists to festivals that will take place in 2022. We went through the tribute to the matron Toto La Momposina, one of the great singers of Colombia and a living legend of Latin American folklore. Unfortunately, in November we also said goodbye forever to legends of Colombian music: Abelardo Carbono, godfather of the champeta and avant-garde of Caribbean music, Michi Sarmiento, legend of the sounds of tropical music and Maximo Jimenez, pioneer of the rebellious vallenato.

Here our recommendations of the month.


The PetitFellas released 777, the most ambitious and best-achieved project in the career of a prolific, daring band, willing to take their ideas to the ultimate consequence. An album of 21 songs, without filler songs, that shows an art with something to say, even though many people stick to their prejudice, and that rewards those who give themselves the opportunity to immerse themselves in the seas of their music and its conceptual universe to continue finding, with each listen and exploration, new buried jewels. The trilogy is made up at point blank range, Hello and Independent Republic of F*cking Enjoyment. Read the full review here.

Down river, Diana Burco's album takes a step forward to write a new story for women in cumbia and vallenato. Throughout the 11 songs, she reveals her vision of life, talks about what makes her laugh and what fills her with fear, takes risks in search of making her art genuine and creates a synergy between the experimentation of the rhythms that make her feel alive. Read the full review here.

Broken heart is the recent Brokix album. If you want to fear the return of the descaderados, that's fine, but the two-mile sound is coming back fresh thanks to this inciting trio of Caleños who, inspired by the hip hop scene and neopunk from the beginning of the millennium, are warning us of a new aesthetic break. generational When they least expect it, after a flurry of hi hat and an autotuned song comes the great guitar. And it sounds good.

Just six days after winning her first Latin Grammy award (in which she defeated mainstream powerhouses like BizarCDrap, María Becerra or Paloma Mami) the singer premiered a visceral song in which she portrays a person who recognizes her flaws, but doesn't know how to control them and ends up hurting those around them. disaster woman by Juliana Velásquez featured the polished work of producer Nico Legretti and Bogota composer Juan Shool.

Giovanna Mogollón, Karen Forero and Diana Sanmiguel appear in the composition credits of Jungle, a single of La Perla that serves as a tribute to nature. It is also a denunciation of the heartless way in which companies bleed her dry for macabre purposes.

 The two forces of the new paisa reggaeton, Ryan Castro and Feid, came together to Monastery, a song that invites perreo, but that contains lines of a remix of the simple Populated that never saw the light due to conflicts between the interpreters. The union of Ferxxo with the "singer of the ghetto" is the affirmation that perreo has its new leaders.

The paisa combo, Buhodermia ft. Kiño, Iziou, DJ DMOE & Camilo Figaro got together in Porritos & Chill, a theme that could very well be from Uncle Snoop's family, to smoke, along west coast. A song to get on a trip with a clear photo: friends in a Renault 4 blowing smoke through the windows and talking about green, Aldo Leao's left foot or James's inactivity. 


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