Totó La Momposina

Totó La Momposina
  • country:Colombia
  • region:Caribbean
  • style(s):Folk, Traditional
  • label:Astar
  • artist submitted by:Astar Artes Recordings

The Colombian legend that is Totó la Momposina returns to European stages next year. Now 77 years old this soulful grandmother is as lively as ever. With drummers, instrumentalists and dancers, the line-up includes her children and grandchildren, as Totó secures the future for a tradition she has defended and developed over her long career. Totó's inspirational voice leads a moving and uplifting show that ranges from subtle acapella to thunderous percussion.

A towering artist, Totó La Momposina has earned respect and admiration all over the world for the power and spontaneity of her performance. Drawing on the music and dance of the Colombian Caribbean, her work is informed and inspired by a rich cultural mix that combines elements from African, Native Indian and Spanish traditions. Totó’s music is a wide draw to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Her songs continue to be sampled by DJs, artists and producers, especially in the worlds of House and Hip-hop, the latest being Jay Z on the album 4:44 with the track Blue’s Freestyle/We Family.