viernes, 9 de marzo de 2012


Son Palenque is a legendary afro-Colombian band, founded in the beginning of the 80’s in the city of Cartagena (Caribbean coast), by the singer and composer Justo Valdez. Since then, this 7th people band has recorded 8 LP's of traditional Afro music, mixed with African and psychedelic influences. All their members come from San Basilio de Palenque, a very important village in the history of afro-Colombia. Palenque de San Basilio was founded by black maroons (running away from slavery), and has preserved many African traditions, as an Afro-Hispanic Creole language, the only one existing today in the Americas. The musical traditions of Palenque are very close to the music of central Africa, and the Bantu area (Congo, Angola, Cameroon). The music of SON PALENQUE has been reissued in the last years in Europe, in many compilations of Colombian and tropical music, as their music is very much appreciated by collectors and music lovers around the world.  ( see the compilation “Palenque Palenque”, on Soundway label)  The band plays rhythm as cumbia, chalupa, Bullerengue, lumbalu (played for funerals and other rituals), Son de Negro, and a huge variety of african rythms. The band concerts are like a journey through the history of afro-colombian music and culture, and the history of all the musical exchanges between Africa and America, during centuries of colonial history. Justo Valdez, lead vocal and composer, comes from a prestigious musical dynasty. He’s the son of “Ataole”, one of the best tambour players from Palenque, and was also part of the Batata family, the Valdez Salgado. The band recorded their first single in 1982 for the record label Orbe and were considered pioneers since most of their songs were sung in Palenquero. Ataole died, but the group continued and recorded two LPs for Felito where they incorporated percussion from Palenque with influences from Africa, the French Caribbean and soukous from Congo. Here we find three songs “El Sapo,” and “Palenque Palenque” (with Michi Sarmiento on Sax!!) recorded by Eduardo Dávila, and “Dame un Trago”. These two LPs opened a new path for Afro-Colombian music that the group has continued to explore until today. This is the latest project of Palenque Records (label that gave an international scope to the Creole Champeta at Tabalá Sextet at The Jolly Ambulances, and produced the posthumous album Paulino Salgado "Batata"), whose goal is to promote knowledge and transmission of the popular traditions of Afro-Colombia in Europe. The new album of SON PALENQUE would be released in 2011 by Palenque Records.

 

Kan'nida + Son Palenque // La Ferme du Buisson // por festivalidf

domingo, 5 de febrero de 2012

"THE CREOLE KINGS OF CHAMPETA"


LA HUIT PRODUCTION - PALENQUE RECORDS-CUMBE RECORDS PRESENT :
"THE CREOLE KINGS OF CHAMPETA"

A 30'DOCUMENTARY REALISED BY :
LUCAS SILVA AND SERGIO ARRIA ( COLOMBIA-FRANCE-VENEZUELA 1997 )

Image: Lucas SILVA / Sound : Sergio ARRIA
Editing: Lucas SILVA, Sergio ARRIA, Frederick BERAUD, Thomas LANZA, Patrick DIDIER.
Artistic Council : Marion PROVANSAL
Mixing : Jean-Marc SCHICK

A PRODUCTION BY PALENQUE RECORDS (COLOMBIE) - CUMBE RECORDS (VENEZUELA) - LA HUIT PRODUCTION (FRANCE).
With the participation of : SOCIEDAD DRAMATICA de MARACAIBO (Venezuela), CORPORACION del NUEVO CINE LATINOAMERICANO (Colombia), DEFI-JEUNES HAUTS DE SEINE (France), Association "QUE PASA" (Colombia), FONDATION CINEMA DOCUMENTAIRE (Colombia), CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA CINEMATOGRAPHIE CNC (FRANCE).

FEATURING : JUSTO VALDEZ & SON PALENQUE - EL SEXTETO TABALA - SHAKA EL TERRIBLE - ALVARO EL BARBARO - KASSIVA & THE BLACK POWER - MELCHOR "EL CRUEL"- MONSIEUR BOOGALOO - CHAWALA - LUIS TOWERS - ANNE SWING - KUSSIMA SOUKOUS CREOLE BAND - CANDIDO DOCTOR DE LA TERAPIA - TOMAS "FAMI VALDEZ - PEPE KALLE & EMPIRE BAKUBA (CONGO)- THE KING ELIO BOOM - COCO-BOOM & AND MANY MORE....

SYNOPSIS :
This documentary tells the story of the CHAMPETA or CREOLE TERAPIA, one of the most innovative, ignored and marginalized musical kinds of Colombia and perhaps of Latin America. This musical movement, which mixes African rhythms like Soukouss from Congo (ex-Zaire), Mbaqanga from South Africa and Highlife from Ghana-Nigeria, with rhythms of the French and English Speaking West Indies (Haïtian "Compass ", Socca, Calypso, and Reggae), runs as a Master on dancers 'feet all along the Colombian Atlantic Coast, from Turbo to Riohacha.  Born in the black districts from Carthagena at the end of the Seventies, and in villages like Palenque de San Basilio, this Afro-Colombian rhythm, made popular by some fish salesmen, shoeshiners and self-educated musicians of popular origin, is going to extent and to conquer all the country thanks to its West-Indian and Colombian rhythms.  The documentary is a portrait of CHAMPETA's most famous artists and discjockeys, as well as the story of the birth of this music, which looks like the one of Reggae and Rap in Jamaica and in the United States.  One of its goals is to make known the talent of these artists, humble people who built alone and without any help all the necessary structure for the production and the distribution of this music:  independent labels, recording studios, disc stores... and a public which shows its support at every new production. African rhythms of the whole world, mixed with the rhythms of our Colombian Caraibes, meet in Carthagena to mix with the new vacile efectivo of Creole Terapia.

Original Soudtrack of the movie available in two CD's :
- "COLOMBIA : THE SEXTETO TABALA" - OCORA - RADIO FRANCE.
REF : C 560126
Distribution : HARMONIA MUNDI (FRANCE)

- "CHAMPETA CRIOLLA : NEW AFRICAN MUSIC FROM COLOMBIA" PALENQUE RECORDS. REF : PAL 1086
Distribution Europe : NIGHT&DAY









BATATA Y SU RUMBA PALENQUERA - RADIO BAKONGO

BATATA Y SU RUMBA PALENQUERA - RADIO BAKONGO
LABEL : NETWORK MEDIEN -GERMANY

SEXTETO TABALA - REYES DEL SON PALENQUERO

SEXTETO TABALA - REYES DEL SON PALENQUERO
BUDA RECORDS -PALENQUE RECORDS

ABELARDO CARBONO

ABELARDO CARBONO

COLOMBIAFRICA - THE MYSTIC ORCHESTRA

COLOMBIAFRICA - THE MYSTIC ORCHESTRA
Design by Najle Silva -photo Youri Lenquette

PALENQUE RECORDS

PALENQUE RECORDS
EL SELLO MAS IRIE DE LA MUSICA AFROCOLOMBIANA - Y EL DE MAS MENSAJE

HOLLYWOODOO FILMS

HOLLYWOODOO FILMS
THE MYSTICAL MOVIES FROM AFRICA AND COLOMBIA

PICO EN CARTAGENA

PICO EN CARTAGENA
FOTO lucas silva

PALENQUE PALENQUE - CHAMPETA CRIOLLA & AFRO-ROOTS in COLOMBIA 1975-91

PALENQUE PALENQUE - CHAMPETA CRIOLLA & AFRO-ROOTS in COLOMBIA 1975-91
SOUNDWAY RECORDS/PALENQUE RECORDS

CHAMPETA CRIOLLA VOL 2 -VISIONARY BLACK MUSIC FROM UNDERGROUND COLOMBIAFRICA

CHAMPETA CRIOLLA VOL 2 -VISIONARY BLACK MUSIC FROM UNDERGROUND COLOMBIAFRICA
palenque records

VOODOO LOVE INNA CHAMPETALAND

VOODOO LOVE INNA CHAMPETALAND

SEXTETO TABALÁ

SEXTETO TABALÁ

CON UN SOLO PIÉ

CON UN SOLO PIÉ

SAN BASILIO DE PALENQUE

SAN BASILIO DE PALENQUE

CHAMPETA CRIOLLA VOL 1 - EL VACILE EFECTIVO DE LA CHAMPETA CRIOLLA

CHAMPETA CRIOLLA VOL 1 - EL VACILE EFECTIVO DE LA CHAMPETA CRIOLLA
PALENQUE RECORDS 1998

SONGLINES - ABOUT COLOMBIAFRICA, TOP OF THE WORLD 2007

SONGLINES - ABOUT COLOMBIAFRICA, TOP OF THE WORLD 2007

RAPSODIA NEGRA- RETRATO DE ALFONSO CORDOBA EL BRUJO

RAPSODIA NEGRA- RETRATO DE ALFONSO CORDOBA EL BRUJO
FILM DE LUCAS SILVA Y HOLLYWOODOO FILMS

RAPSODIA NEGRA, FILME DE LUCAS SILVA

RAPSODIA NEGRA, FILME DE LUCAS SILVA
un film de HOLLYWOODOO FILMS

SINOPSIS FILM RAPSODIA NEGRA

SINOPSIS FILM RAPSODIA NEGRA