Oro

Oro

by Choc Quib Town
     
 

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Chocquibtown is a hip-hop trio named for the region of Colombia where they were born and raised -- the city of Quibdó in the state of Chocó. The image of Colombia in the outside world is Indian/mestizo, like the majority of South America, but fully a third of the country's population is of African descent, and that's the often-forgotten community

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Chocquibtown is a hip-hop trio named for the region of Colombia where they were born and raised -- the city of Quibdó in the state of Chocó. The image of Colombia in the outside world is Indian/mestizo, like the majority of South America, but fully a third of the country's population is of African descent, and that's the often-forgotten community Chocquibtown is representing. The group's sound mixes hip-hop beats with Latin rhythms, reggae, electro, and various Afro-Colombian sounds; choruses are sung, and the tracks are built from a mix of samples and live instruments. The three vocalists -- rappers Tostao and Slow, and Slow's sister, rapper/singer Goyo -- trade verses and choruses in Spanish, with a few dashes of English here and there, over tracks that are high-tech and pop-friendly without being totally cheesy. The group even offers a slower song or two, like "Busco Personas" and "Macru," that allow Goyo to showcase her vocal talents. The best comparison, given their upbeat performance style, lack of gangsta attitude, and male-female dynamic, would be the Black Eyed Peas circa Elephunk -- positive attitude with a hint of edge, and dancefloor- and radio-friendly music, without devolving into pure pop pandering.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/02/2010
Label:
Nacional Records
UPC:
0718122036592
catalogNumber:
20040
Rank:
99861

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Performance Credits

Choc Quib Town   Primary Artist
Carlos Parra   Trumpet
Janio Coronado   Background Vocals
Adriana Ferrer   Background Vocals
Erika Muñoz   Background Vocals
Jacobo Velez   Alto Saxophone,Soloist
Tostao   Group Member
Jonathan Castillo   Background Vocals
Gabriel Martinez   Guitar
Felipe Cardenas   Tenor Saxophone
Diana Pereira   Background Vocals
Bombo Chocoano   Conga
Andres Zea   Drums
Anabel Fundora   Bass
Jorge Bustacara   Choir, Chorus
Carlos Perdomo   Choir, Chorus
Marlen Obregon   Background Vocals
Marciela Cristancho   Choir, Chorus
Marcela Mosquera   Choir, Chorus
Josè Miguel Vega   Trombone
Jonathan Ortiz   Piano
Harold Alvarado   Choir, Chorus
Gloria "Goyo" Martinez   Group Member
Sergio Meija   Bass
Santiago Meija   Piano
Roland Nieto   Trumpet
Richard Arnedo   Drums

Technical Credits

Carlos Ramirez   Engineer
Carlos Valencia   Producer
Iván Benavides   Producer
Ernesto Santos   Producer,Engineer
Jacobo Velez   Horn Arrangements
Felipe Cardenas   Horn Arrangements
Jonathan Ortiz   Bass Arrangement
Gloria "Goyo" Martinez   Producer
Miguel "Slow" Martinez   Producer

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