Combo Chimbita

Combo Chimbita – Abya Yala (Splatter Vinyl LP)

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Rooted in Colombia and based in New York, Combo Chimbita lives in the
future. Powerhouse vocalist Carolina Oliveros, synth and bassist Prince
of Queens, guitarist Niño Lento, and drummer Dilemastronauta began
experimenting with different traditional musical styles during late-night
residencies at Barbès in Brooklyn. Exploring Afro-Caribbean styles through
improvisational long-form trips, Combo Chimbita came together as a fourpiece
band after they started encouraging more vocals by Oliveros, who
tightens the rhythm with her guacharaca. “Her voice is so powerful that it
leads us in that direction,” says Prince of Queens.
The band draws on “traditional music from everywhere: Panama, Caribbean,
Colombia, tamboritos, ‘70s funaná from Cape Verde, kompa from Haiti,
cumbia, dub and reggae from Jamaica. We try to incorporate it in a way
that if feels ours, so you hear these influences there but they come from our
background, and our background is heavy rock, psychedelic funk and soul,”
says guitarist Niño Lento. As Prince of Queens puts it: “Combo Chimbita is like
a comeback to that raw punk energy, back to where it all started for me. But
then obviously with the elements that we’ve grown to love and appreciate:
the African diaspora and Caribbean and South America.

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Weight7.8 oz







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