KEXP at SXSW, Day 2: Choc Quib Town

photos by Jim Bennett

photos by Jim Bennett

Colombian hip hop group Choc Quib Town are mix and mash masters. The 2-guy, 1-lady outfit fuses electro-doused American hip-hop, Jamaican reggae and traditional Caribbean rhythms to create undeniably danceable beats. With almost a decade of music-making under their belts, the trio is finally gaining notice with their Latin Grammy nominated 2010 debut U.S. album, Oro (featured on KEXP’s Song of the Day). Like many hip-hop based groups, emcees Tostao, Goyo and Slow are about more than just having a good time, with each performance bringing them closer to their objective of not only exposing their country’s culture and music to the world, but to the people of Colombia.

Fans of another Colombian KEXP favorite, Bomba Estereo, will love Choc Quib Town’s bumping set live from the Gibson Showroom in Austin during our SXSW broadcast:


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6 Comments

  1. JANA
    Posted March 19, 2010 at 6:33 pm | Permalink

    chocquibtown defintely rules the colombian scene!! by far the coolest music i have heard coming out of colombia!!! Goyo’s voice is amazing & the whole group’s attitude is fierce!!!
    count me in the fan club!!!!

  2. James Isaac
    Posted March 19, 2010 at 9:14 pm | Permalink

    AH.. PARCEROS NUNCA ME CANSARES DE REPETIR QUE LOS DE CHOCQUIBTOWN SON EL ORGULLO DEL MI TIERRA, DE ESTA CHOCĂ“ TAN HERMOSO... VIVA CHOQUIBTOWN... SU MUSICA ES LO MEJOR.... CHOCQUIBTOWN X SIEMPRE.

  3. James Isaac
    Posted March 19, 2010 at 9:16 pm | Permalink

    AMO A chocquibtown “su musica”

  4. henry
    Posted March 20, 2010 at 3:55 pm | Permalink

    lo mejor definitivamente.

  5. don German
    Posted March 20, 2010 at 7:18 pm | Permalink

    CQT rulez. No need to be commercial to impact the whole scene

  6. Natalia
    Posted May 7, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Permalink

    This is an amazing band...check out some of their best photos and live performances...

    http://quevio.com/choc-quib-town-en-carpa-cabaret/4207/

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