Kombilesa Mi: contemporary and traditional sound mix

Kombilesa Mi (“My friends” in the traditional Palenquero language) is a Palenque music group comprised of young Afro-descendents proud of their ancestral roots, who have taken on the task of resuming and innovate the empirical musical knowledge of San Basilio de Palenque and the Colombian Caribbean. Its main sound comes from the traditional instruments of the Palenque community, Tambora, Tambor Alegre, Marimbula, and Maracas, merged with elements of contemporary music, giving rise to Palenquero Folkloric Rap and thus produce a global sound based on the black roots of our Colombian coast. The songs are composed in the Palenquero language, Spanish and in a mixture of the two.

Members: Ali Fernando Navarro Salas (vocals), Edwin José Valdés Torres (maracas), José De Jesús Salas Valdés (vocals), Keila Regina Miranda Pérez (vocals), Andris Padilla Julio (vocals), Kendry Esperanza Cassiani Cásseres, Lino Manuel Herrera Pérez, Martin Elías Maza Simarra (llamador drum), Orlis Manuel Reyes Cañate.

Genre: Rap Folkloriko Palenquero

Hometown : San Basilio De Palenque (Bolivar-Colombia)


Behind the scene with Kombilesa Mi, Palenque, Colombia (2015)



Directed by Pierre Friquet

Sound engineer: Gabriel Bocanegra

Line Producer: Lucas Silva

Coordination: Ana MCárdenas

Music Research: Ons Barnat.

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