All this week, the Song of the Day features artists playing this Saturday at Pachanga Fest.
Colombia’s Palenke Soultribe formed in 2006, intent on bringing Afro-Caribbean rhythms to a new generation. The name they took was inspired: “palenques” were walled cities formed by escaped slaves all across South America, establishing some of the first free, diverse societies on the continent. Palenke Soultribe take this freedom to heart by mixing traditional instruments like the accordion with club-ready beats. Now based in L.A., the band has a fourth album on the way later this year. We’re reaching back to 2013’s Mar for today’s song of the day–listen to “Blanco Y Negro” below.
Palenke Soultribe plays Saturday, May 16 at 9 p.m. on the Alt.Latino/KUTX patio.