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  • This is the second track they issued from their new album “El Mismo,” which won the Latin Grammy Award for the Best Tropical Fusion Album in 2015.

    This is the second track they issued from their new album “El Mismo,” which won the Latin Grammy Award for the Best Tropical Fusion Album in 2015. | Photo: Chocquibtown Vevo

Published 23 May 2016

“The Pacific coast is ready and willing to tell many things, to become a spot where Colombians could meet and share,” said the lead singer.

One of Colombia's most famous bands, Chocquibtown, is paying tribute in a new video to the beautiful yet little known Pacific shores of Nuqui, in the department of Choco from where they come.

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“We shot (the videoclip) in one of the most beautiful spots of the Choco, which not many Colombians know but is worth visiting for its beauty and its people,” said Gloria "Goyo" Martínez, the band's female vocalist. “The Pacific coast is ready and willing to tell many things, to become a spot where Colombians could meet and share a unique experience,” she added.

The band selected this track for the videoclip, released Monday, after consulting its fans via an online survey.

we did this song, we were thinking about our land, the warm weather and the tropic, but it was composed in New York in the middle of the winter, thinking about what we are, where it does not matter where you come from,” said Carlos "Tostao" Valencia, the band's male vocalist and Goyo's husband.

This is the second single from their new album “El Mismo,” which won the Latin Grammy Award for Best Tropical Fusion Album in 2015.

The band has already received international recognition with the hit “De Donde Vengo Yo” (“From Where I Come”), which the Latin Grammy jury selected as the best alternative song of 2010.

The song was a strong statement against racism and discrimination directed toward Afro-Colombians, and contributed to popularizing Salsa choke—a musical genre that fuses Afro-based rhythms and traditional salsa with reggaeton—in Cali, where the band was formed.

Cali became Colombia's center for salsa choque after Afro-Colombians from the Pacific Coast were displaced there as a result of the current armed conflict.


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