Today, Ghetto Kumbé have announced their upcoming debut LP, Ghetto Kumbé will be released May 22nd via ZZK Records. In the midst of political uprisings all over the world, Ghetto Kumbé release their first single “Vamo a Dale Duro” as a sonic protest of the injustices caused by class divide.
Ghetto Kumbé bring political content to an Afrofuturism mixture of sounds that spread between Latin America, Africa, and Europe. The track’s hard-hitting yet light-hearted beat is highlighted by an ominous toll, signaling a call to the people to defend their rights and land. The gaita, a traditional instrument originally played by the indigenous people of Colombia’s Carribean coast, provides a smooth, melodic background layer to lyrics of resistance and African-influenced drum breaks. Oliver Williams aka The Busy Twist (UK) adds his own touch as co-producer of this track and those to come on the upcoming album on ZZK Records.