Tribu Baharú

Tribu Baharú
Tribu Baharú
Showcase @ womex
  • country:Colombia
  • region:Caribbean
  • style(s):Champeta criolla, World
  • label:Tambora Records
  • type:Band
  • artist posted by:Tribu Baharú

Line up

  • Boricua (guitar, producer )
  • Chindo (bass, backing vocals)
  • Juan Sebastian Bastos (Sound Engineer)
  • Makambille (vocals)
  • Moniqui (percussions)
  • Pocho (director, drums, backing vocals)
  • Shaka (MC, backing vocals)


It's been denigrated and damned, boycotted and banned, but it can never be stopped: champeta, the ever evolving, high-energy hybrid of Columbian, African and Afro-Caribbean styles just keeps on coming. And leading a new charge are Tribu Baharú, barrelling out of Bogotá, championing their version of champeta, inspired by the legendary, street-shaking Pico sound-systems of Columbia's Caribbean coast, but here played all-live-onstage with sparkling Congolese guitar driven by high-speed bass and drums and the all-animating upfront singers. Champeta was swept away by the ubiquitous Reggaeton in the '90s but Tribu Baharú are part of a wave of nuevas musicas Colombianas based in the capital city who are reestablishing it as a prime force and adding more ingredients to the recipe. Warning: may contain traces of soukous, zouk, calypso, mbaqanga, soca, compa Haitiano, rap and ragamuffin.