Pantropical: Combo Chimbita
Pantropical proudly presents Combo Chimbita’s exclusive NL show during their European autumn tour. The New York-based Colombian band transforms Afro-Latin rhythms into melodic witchcraft, stripping away wordly façades into something bare and beautiful, like time travel through the lush tropics of yore. This is the stuff of goosebumps that you can also dance to.
Combo Chimbita (US/CO | Anti-, names you can trust)
Visionary quartet Combo Chimbita combine folkloric mystique, otherworldly psychedelia and a dash of punk attitude. Their latest release ‘Ahomale’ captures all that is essential about them: Carolina Oliveros’ mesmeric singing illuminaties her storytelling and fierce guacharaca rhythms. Through powerhouse drumming, hypnotic synths and expressive guitar and bass playing, the band fuse the perennial rhythms of the Afro-Latin diaspora with a modern-day consciousness, while tracing the prophetic traditions of their ancestry. Oliveros: “Ahomale resurges from the visions that we’ve been having via our music and life, and the lyrics reflect a manifestation passed on through our ancestors and the gods”.