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All Music Guide - Phil Freeman
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Phil Freeman
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/2/2010
  • Label: Nacional Records
  • UPC: 718122036592
  • Catalog Number: 20040
  • Sales rank: 176,886

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 De Donde Vengo Yo (4:20)
  2. 2 Somos Pacifico (3:49)
  3. 3 El Bombo (Toquemen el Bombo) (3:35)
  4. 4 San Antonio (3:45)
  5. 5 La Calle o la Casa (4:17)
  6. 6 Mi Musica (3:50)
  7. 7 Alguien Como Tu (4:13)
  8. 8 Busco Personas (4:59)
  9. 9 Pescao Envenenao (4:20)
  10. 10 Macru (4:54)
  11. 11 Prietos (4:10)
  12. 12 Son Bereju (3:12)
  13. 13 Move (3:44)
  14. 14 Te Saco a Corre (3:32)
  15. 15 Oro (3:53)
  16. 16 Rumba Sin Pelea (4:05)
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Album Credits

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