Techno Palenque: Mitú @Womex

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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