News & Updates — cumbia

Share the cumbia love with MONEY CHICHA!

Share the cumbia love with MONEY CHICHA!

Peace & Rhythm, Estero and Money Chicha are very excited to announce the upcoming release of a new limited edition 45!  Preorder from Forced Exposure and available from the band, at Estereo in Chicago and at the Peace & Rhythm web store on Valentine’s Day, February 14. Buy it here and Meet the band

Read more →


Halloween hi-jinks from Radio Gladys Palmera, Peace & Rhythm's DJ Bongohead, Adrian Is Hungry and Locobeach

Halloween hi-jinks from Radio Gladys Palmera, Peace & Rhythm's DJ Bongohead, Adrian Is Hungry and Locobeach

Just in time for Halloween and El Día De Los Muertos, the "Dj Bongohead Monstruo Mix – Calaveras y Palmeras" podcast mixtape is up on the Radio Gladys Palmera site.

Read more →


The First Flowers of Spring with Flor de Toloache

The First Flowers of Spring with Flor de Toloache

Spring is in the the air and guess what? We've got a fresh bouquet of Flor de Toloache songs for you! The amazing all-woman Flor de Toloache and your humble servants at Peace & Rhythm have teamed up again, this time to reissue—for the first time ever on vinyl—the band’s auspicious debut recording, the 2015 Latin Grammy Nominated album Mariachi Flor De Toloache. In 2016 our label released a 45 of two dance floor tracks from the album ("Dicen" / "When We Love") just in time for us to present them, along with Deans Beans Fair Trade Coffee, on the stage at Green River Festival that...

Read more →


León Brothers 45 Out Friday!! (Record Store Day)

León Brothers 45 Out Friday!! (Record Store Day)

León Brothers “El Tigre” / “Candela” 45 RPM Peace & Rhythm P&R45-007 (2017) Some say the León Brothers are mystical musical entities that came from outer space and landed in the jungles of coastal Colombia 100 years ago, and with the aid of their magic keyboard time machine, have traveled forward in time to warn us of the destructive nature of man and his will to destroy and burn like the tiger and the candle. Other people have a theory that these are human/lion hybrids that escaped from the Island of Dr. Moreau, floating to New York on their inflatable...

Read more →


Piper Pimienta / Aug 4, 1939 - June 4, 1998

Piper Pimienta / Aug 4, 1939 - June 4, 1998

Happy birthday to Edulfamid Molina Díaz, also known as Piper Pimienta, one of Colombia's most distinct salsa voices and one of the slickest dancers of his day. His name was inspired by his spicy dance, along with his uncle's claim that he resembled a pepper. Born in Puerto Tejada, outside of Cali, he got his start in the business around 1959 with orchestras such as Sonora del Pacífico and Orquesta Los Supremos. In the early '70s he joined Fruko y sus Tesos and was also a member of the Latin Brothers (with Joe Arroyo), El Combo Candela and the Colombia...

Read more →