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    World Connection is proud to announce the April 13th release of Choc Quib Towns Europe s debut album Oro. Fresh off a Latin GRAMMY nomination for Best New Artist, the group is originally from the Choco region on Colombia s Pacific coast. They fuse hip hop, electronica and funk with traditional Afro-Colombian rhythms.

     

    2009 was a banner year for the group as they expanded on an international level, beginning with a break

    through performance at SXSW in Austin. They showcased at WOMEX and toured from London to Paris and India to Berlin.

     

    World Connections upcoming Oro release includes the best of Choc Quib Towns previous two albums released in Colombia, Oro and Somos Pacifico. The acclaimed album Somos Pacifico was produced by the innovative production duo of Richard Blair (Sidestepper) and Ivan Benevides (Carlos Vives).

     

     

    Press Quotes

    The Afro-Colombian trio [Choc Quib Town] have won critical acclaim and festival awards for its enticing fusion of hip-hop, dub, electronica and rhythms from Colombias Pacific coast. BILLBOARD

    With tight harmonies, irresistible rhythmic interplay and a rhyme style as ebullient as it was fearless, this Colombian hip-hop fusion act [Choc Quib Town]tore the roof off at Copa [during SXSW].

    AUSTIN AMERICAN STATESMAN

    It's no secret that Colombia's Choc Quib Town are one of our favorite recent discoveries here at Nat Geo Music - we were blown away the first time we saw the lyrical triumverate of Tostao, Goyo and Slow combine laptop hip-hop with the rhythms and dialect of the black communities of Colombia's Pacific Coast.
    NAT GEO MUSIC



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