Mitú is is this year´s only Colombian band performing at WOMEX.
Mitú is the electronic music duo of Bomba Estereo´s guitar player, Julián Salazar and Franklin Tejedor, a percussionist heir of San Basilio de Palenque´s great rhythmic tradition.
Their music is made with synthesizers and rhythm machines matched by the alegre (Colombian traditional drum) and occasional vocal improvisations in palenquero (Palenque´s dialect of African bantú origin). Mitú´s music completely excludes the computer, giving the sound and timbre sources a great freedom and dynamism when playing live.
article posted by:Alejandra Gomez, Mitú