TRIBU BAHARÚ is an afro-champeta music crew from the Colombian caribbean coast. Champeta music has been denigrated and damned, boycotted and banned, but it can never be stopped: champeta, the ever evolving, high-energy hybrid of Colombian, African and Afro-Caribbean styles just keeps on coming. And leading a new charge are Tribu Baharú, barrelling out of Bogotá, championing their version of champeta, inspired by the legendary, street-shaking Picó sound-systems of Colombia's Caribbean coast, but here played all-live-onstage with sparkling Congolese guitar driven by high-speed bass and drums and the all-animating upfront singers. Tribu Baharú is part of a wave of Nuevas Músicas Colombianas based in the capital city that are reestablishing it as a prime force and adding more ingredients to the recipe.
Nowadays Tribu Baharú transmits not only positive messages but also wants to maintain alive the memory of their ancestors through singing about their culture and implementing their street dialects and Palenquero (Language Spoken in the First free Village of America, San Basilio de Palenque, Colombia, Caribbean. Proclaimed Patrimony of the World by UNESCO)
Label specializing in Colombia's new generation of pop-trad hybridizers. We are the label that represents Colectro, Tribu Baharú, Redil Cuarteto, Tubará, Nvoz Vocal Band and Rompefuego.