Tag Archives: Salsa Fusion

Chichi Ortiz | Artist Profile

Chichi Ortiz

Diego “Chichi” Ortiz, is a renowned singer from the musical night scene in Bogotá, Colombia, with over 15 years of experience, is cataloged as one of the best “Front Man” in the market and has been part of many bands in the most prestigious live music clubs in the city.

Since 1999, Chichi has been involved with music at a professional level, toured for over a decade (USA, Indonesia, China, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Taiwan, Ecuador, Venezuela and Mexico). Recorded his first solo album in 2007 called “Este es mi Cuento” distributed by Universal Colombia. Chichi is now the lead vocalist in Kukaramakara Bogota, and played along artists such as Maia, Danny Marin, Magic Juan and many more.

Chichi Ortiz, is a perfect blend of two major genres: SALSA & HIP-HOP, these two have been the main inspiration for his songs, rhymes and beats, better known as SALSA URBANA, suits every occasion and creates a link between Latin music lovers and Hip Hop fans, a slight influence of rock and vibes from the pacific coast of Colombia; a perfect soundtrack to your underground club, musicians hang out or street party.

 Download Chichi’s latest single  “El Tin de Mi Selection”

 visit the website  chichiortizmusic.wix.com  become a fan … fb  chichiortiz


MNGWA – New Single “Que Mngwa Llegó”

Que Mngwa Llegó captures Mngwa’s eclecticism & diversity – with lyrics in Spanish, French & Russian, & rhythms that twist between Son Cubano, Hip hop, & Psychedelic Salsa. B-side track Rebelión is a dub cover of Joe Arroyo’s Colombian classic.


Mngwa takes its name from a giant cat that once stalked the jungles of eastern Africa. An 8-piece experimental Latin ensemble based in Vancouver, Canada, but their music is rooted in the cumbia of South America. Far removed from a cohesive Latin music scene, Mngwa has instead been developing their own singular style, dubbing it Vancumbia. After 3 years of sharing their sounds with an unsuspecting local audience, they are now committed to pushing their own Northern strain of cumbia even further and reaching fans of Latin music worldwide. With band members from Europe, Asia, Canada and Mexico, Mngwa makes wild new music that jumps many boundaries in the quest for discovery – without ever losing the groove. Following a breakthrough 2015 which included the release of their debut Vancumbia Ambush EP, Canadian festival appearances, and a Mexican tour, Mngwa is now preparing to record their full-length debut and broadcast their sound into the distant cosmos.

“Que Mngwa Llegó” Available On  bandcamp + cdbaby

★ visit the website  www.mngwa.ca  become a fan … fb  mngwa.vancumbia

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Yoruba Andabo

Yoruba Andabo is a Cuban band performing original sacred African music Yoruba Andabo es una banda cubana interpretando música africana sagrada originales.

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... formerly: Musica Joyaria!; the Supine View; and The Blogoschmeer

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