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Jende Ri Palenge (People of Palenque): Afro-Columbia [Soul Jazz Records]

by KEVIN on Mrz 3, 2012 • 9:00 am from icrates.org

The Jende Ri Palenge (People of Palenque) compilation on Soul Jazz provides an exhaustive collection of homegrown Afro-Columbian roots sounds and a comprehensive insight into a vibrant musical and cultural legacy fusing Latin and African influences. This ambitious new release is the result of […]

A Language, Not Quite Spanish, With African Echoes

A dance troupe performed at an annual drum festival in San Basilio de Palenque. Palenquero was strongly influenced by the Kikongo language of Congo and Angola, and by Portuguese, the language of traders who brought African slaves to Cartagena in the 17th century. Kikongo-derived words like ngombe (cattle) and ngubá (peanut) remain in use […]

San Basilio de Palenque: African Tradition in Colombia

On the Colombian Caribbean Coast, at a distance of one hour from the city of Cartagena, between mountains and swamps, there is a place where, in spite of the passage of time, its inhabitants live guided by African customs, traditions and rites, just as their ancestors did several centuries ago.

This place, known […]

Bântu Kôngo Concept of the Supreme Being: Nzâmbi

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