FARAON BANTU is the sound system of Palenque records, the label pioneer of afro-colombian music. For this Lp, we have called our friends all over the World to remix some of our best tunes , and we have reworked some of our classics, for all the danzers to enjoy. Afro –Colombia goes electro ¡!
Welcome to Club Palenque! The two creative forges Palenque Records (Colombia) & Chusma Records (Berlin) present their new EP ”Profesias del Emperador Bantú”, featuring five exclusive songs from the musical laboratory that is San Basilio de Palenque. The recipe for this aural cocktail is as simple as it is brilliant: renowned producers and musicians such as Novalima, Quantic, Sergente Garcia, Lucas Silva and Luis Towers have let the musical diversity of Palenque inspire them. The result: a blend of Columbian afrobeat, Caribbean champeta grooves, clubby
ghetto bass and African highlife!
The Palenque sound has caused quite a stir recently – and Lucas Silva, Palenque Records’ producer and mastermind, had something to do with it! Most recently, Silva a.k.a. “El Champetaman” compiled the unique sampler “Palenque, Palenque!”(Soundway), recording and releasing numerous bands from the small north Colombian village. Palenque: the town of 4000 has a proud history to look back on. It is considered the first liberatedAfro community in Latin America. The “maroons”, mostly from West Africa, were refractory slave workers and sailors. During the colonial era, they resisted the slave system on Colombia’s plantations and in its mines. San Basilio de Palenque soon became an important site of resistance and a place of refuge for fugitive maroons! In addition to a new language – Palenquero, a mix of Bantu, Spanish, Creole and sailor’s English – a new culture and music developed. Its connection to African culture remains alive to this day. Musically, the Palenque sound goes beyond traditional folklore to include modern sounds. Palenque’s musicians create their very own blend of styles, inspired by secousse, highlife, afrobeat and Afro-Colombian sounds such as cumbia, salsa, son and gaita. Faraón Bantú Soundsystems: The new EP from Faraón Bantú Soundsystems (Lucas Silva and his buddy Najle Silva Arana) explores new musical terrain. Palenque’s afrosounds meet the afropop, ghettobass and funkadelik soultribes of Magic System, Quantic and Rigo Star. The
limited edition 180 gram vinyl record, complete with an original vintage cover, is a gift to the global community of urban tropical bastards!
1) A1: MACACO MATA EL TORO - BATATA REMIX FEAT. NOVA LIMA
2) A2: WESTBOUND TRAIN VERSION - Faraon Bantú feat. QUANTIC (Vocals LUIS TOWERS)
3) B1: 1er GAOU - Magic System (Faraón Bantú & Sergente Garcia Remix) REMIX
4) B2: ATAOLE - Batata (Remix by TITO feat Rigo Star)
5) B3: EL VACILON DEL FARAON - Dj PULPO
released September 6, 2011
producido por Dj champetaman para Palenque Records
Feat Magic System, Quantic, Dally Kimoko, Rigo Star , Louis Towers, Viviano Torres Ane Swing y muchos mas
PALENQUE RECORDS is a label specialized in Afro-Colombian music, founded in 1998 by Lucas Silva Dj Champeta-Man. Since then,
we have released many records and we have changed the face of afro-colombian music, with a fusion of modern and traditional sounds. Our releases go from the very traditional genres of music, until the most modern and afro -electro beats....more