13 Songs, 48 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Colombian hip-hop trio ChocQuibTown have been mixing positive vibes and adventurous beats since they unleashed their debut, Somos Pacifico, in 2006. Their sound has evolved dramatically since they were fiercely local rappers slinging proud rhymes about the multiethnic struggles in their native city of Chocó, but their fifth album, Sin Miedo, still crackles with the hands-in-the-air energy of their early days rocking underground clubs. While the hometown shout-outs and uplifting bars remain in full effect, ChocQuibTown definitely want the whole planet to join their party now, enticing curious revelers with euphoric Afro-Colombian dance-pop ("Somos los Prietos"), steamy left-field R&B ("Contigo"), and electro-meets-reggaetón bops ("Eso Va") that bring out the sass in singer Gloria Martínez.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Colombian hip-hop trio ChocQuibTown have been mixing positive vibes and adventurous beats since they unleashed their debut, Somos Pacifico, in 2006. Their sound has evolved dramatically since they were fiercely local rappers slinging proud rhymes about the multiethnic struggles in their native city of Chocó, but their fifth album, Sin Miedo, still crackles with the hands-in-the-air energy of their early days rocking underground clubs. While the hometown shout-outs and uplifting bars remain in full effect, ChocQuibTown definitely want the whole planet to join their party now, enticing curious revelers with euphoric Afro-Colombian dance-pop ("Somos los Prietos"), steamy left-field R&B ("Contigo"), and electro-meets-reggaetón bops ("Eso Va") that bring out the sass in singer Gloria Martínez.

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About ChocQuibTown

Choc Quib Town are an Afro-Colombian hip-hop band whose independently released debut album, Somos Pacífico, won them critical acclaim. Founded in Quibdó, the capital city of the Chocó region of Colombia, Choc Quib Town are comprised chiefly of rappers Tostao, Goyo, and Slow, in addition to several musicians who perform the band's tropical style of hip-hop. Choc Quib Town made their full-length recording debut in 2006 with the independently released Somos Pacífico. The album was subsequently remastered in London and re-released in 2007 on the Polen label. In 2008, as acclaim for the band continued to mount — including a pair of Premios Shock nominations — Choc Quib Town released El Bombo, a three-track EP.

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Quibdó, Colombia

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