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New from MNGWA - El Déspota!

New from MNGWA - El Déspota!

The next installment from Vancouver, Canada’s gypsy cumbia all-stars, MNGWA, is a timely release of frustration, El Déspota! The protest song is best described by the band's own words below. "EL DÉSPOTA (the tyrant) was written during the surreal buildup to the 2016 US election, as the band's way of channeling feelings of frustration and helplessness into something more constructive (full disclosure: the working title of the song was Trumpa Lumpa). As a Canadian band with Mexican members, this has been like watching a close friend dealing with schizophrenia and being unable to help them. For four strange years, EL DÉSPOTA has served as...

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MNGWA - Camino Pa' Tu Casa Video!!

MNGWA - Camino Pa' Tu Casa Video!!

People of the world and spirits of the underworld, it is MNGWA's great pleasure to present to you the music video for their festive new single “Camino pa’ tu casa”. The song and video are fully inspired by the Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebrations in Oaxaca, Mexico - the hometown of our MNGWA lead vocalist Blanca Escobar, who appropriately has a starring role!The video was made in collaboration with director Javier Badillo, animator Makso Bents, and Wryly & Minah of Moth Orbit Object Theatre.  https://mngwa.ca/ https://www.javierbadillo.com/ http://maksbents.ca/ https://www.mothorbit.com/ Pick up your copy of the single exclusively...

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New Single From MNGWA - Camino Pa' Tu Casa!!

New Single From MNGWA - Camino Pa' Tu Casa!!

New single Available exclusively on Bandcamp! Peace & Rhythm invites you to celebrate Dia De Los Muertos with Vancouver, Canada’s MNGWA! These pioneers of prog cumbia have crafted a sound all their own. Camino pa' tu Casa, the first of four songs on Crackadoom, comes out just in time for Dia De Los Muertos, capturing the vibe of the season and setting the tone for the musical journey to come.  Keep watch for the full EP coming in December! “Crackadoom is MNGWA at their rawest and most instinctual. In the midst of a busy stretch of summer festivals, the eight core...

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Brand New From Peace & Rhythm: Warsaw Afrobeat Orchestra - Antibody!!

Brand New From Peace & Rhythm: Warsaw Afrobeat Orchestra - Antibody!!

We are incredibly excited to bring Poland’s Warsaw Afrobeat Orchestra into the Peace & Rhythm family with the release of their 3rd full length album Antibody! Over the last seven years, WAO has crafted a style of afrobeat all their own. The frontline vocal trio of Anna Piotrowska, Agata Dąbrowska, and Magdalena Kuś creates a timbre that’s unmistakably Warsaw Afrobeat. Aggressive yet beautiful vocals contrast melodic horn lines over afro rhythms to recontextualize the traditions of Fela Kuti and Tony Allen, forging a sound that Dąbrowska describes as “Firmly rooted in afrobeat on the one hand, WAO has been in...

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Brand New From Peace & Rhythm! C.A.M.P.O.S. - Shake Up the World: Live In The Studio, Volume 1

Brand New From Peace & Rhythm!  C.A.M.P.O.S. - Shake Up the World: Live In The Studio, Volume 1

Peace & Rhythm is thrilled to be working once again with the multi-talented New York-based Joshua Camp (Locobeach, Chicha Libre)! His latest project, C.A.M.P.O.S. — Shake Up the World: Live In The Studio, Volume 1, is a self-accompanied solo act tour de force that highlights his multi-faceted skills and abilities to great effect. Joshua’s first record for Peace & Rhythm, Miracles & Criminals, was a far-ranging epic double album chock full of all kinds of musical influences, from folkloric and psychedelic cumbia to Cuban son, twisted disco to folky Americana, with touches of electro and synth pop thrown in for good measure. Shake Up the World: Live In The Studio, Volume...

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