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Kevin Florez & The Busy Twist's 'Champetizate' Is a New Afro-Colombian Jam

Video Premiere: Watch the striking Cartagena-shot music video for "Champetizate" from Kevin Florez and The Busy Twist.

Champeta is a dance and music style originated in the Colombian cities & towns of Cartagena and San Basilio de Palenque, which highlights the Congolese influences on Afro-Colombian culture.

Artists like Kevin Florez are putting putting a new twist on the genre by pushing champeta urbana, which adds more modern elements to the style. His new single "Champetizate" sees the Colombian artist connecting with UK producer The Busy Twist for a new addictive tune.

"This song brings a very special feature," Guillermo Camacho of the label Palenque Records tells us, "Congolese guitarist Caien Madoka, from legendary groups like Loketo and Awilo Longomba, who were great influences for the birth of the champeta. This theme is champeta for the world, fused with the afrobeats... Colombia, Congo and England together in a single song... opens the door to this new generation of champeta."


Today, we're premiering the lively new music video for "Champetizate." "The video clip was made by the Replay production company in the city of Cartagena," Camacho explains, "with the special participation of Liz Danny, a dancer from Barranquilla who at the young age of 18 is currently a inspiration to dancers across the globe. She is also well known for dancing alongside Shakira in the last edition of the Super Bowl. [This is] a provocation to dance in times of isolation, 'Champetizate' a new Afro-Colombian anthem for the world."

"Champetizate" is available now via Palenque Records and Farra Rap Records. Watch our premiere of the video below.

Kevin Florez & The Busy Twist - Champetizate (Video Oficial) youtu.be

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Nigerian golden boy Rema took his time on deciding how to start of 2021—and we're glad he did.

The afropop hitmaker is out with his first project of the year, "Bounce", after stunning fans with word of an upcoming album, and the cooks in this kitchen have not disappointed.

Keeping it in the Mavin Records family, legendary producer Don Jazzy sprinkles his magic on the track, while undoubtedly motivating the young singer-songwriter to be his best self. And with this track being like nothing we've heard from Rema before, one could say Jazzy succeeded. "Bounce", fast-paced and fierce, is a love song dedicated to bewitchingly beautiful and blessed bottoms. The candid declaration and hip shaking beat are a force duo and we can't help but love it.

Of the single and collaboration with head honcho Don Jazzy, Rema says, "This record was inspired by the luscious and magnificent body of the African woman. Furthermore, I'm really excited about this tune because it's my first single with the legendary Don Jazzy."

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