“Music is what feelings sound like.” ~Author Unknown
As someone who dedicates her life to pushing boundaries in a spirit of adventure, collaboration and innovation, I like my music like I like my people: as diverse and open-minded as possible.
Naturally, I fell in love with Culcha Candela’s music right away when I met them by accident (we were there to see a different artist) back in 2004. The band member’s differing roots (i.e. Uganda, Colombia, Poland, South Korea and Germany) allow for a mixture of lyrics in English, Spanish, German and Patois. This multiculturalism is evident in their music, which combines influences from reggae, hip hop, salsa, and rock to form a unique sound. Aside from pushing musical boundaries, Culcha Candela embodies, to cite their album titles, the “Next Generation” - a “Union Verdadera (engl. true union)” that is connected in a way that transcends cultural barriers and speaks a common language of unity and compassion.
Comeback (feat. Mellow Mark & Martin Jondo)
The only thing that’s been bothering me for a while is that most people seem to prefer Culcha Candela’s more recent mainstream hits which shy away from their musical diversity and profound message. Unfortunately, that says quite a bit about our society…