Sounds and Colours has been at the fore of celebrating Latin music and culture as a label, website and printed publication since 2010. As part of the ten year celebrations, artists from across the Latin music world have contributed to a new Sounds and Colours compilation (check more out here).
There are tracks from Orkesta Mendoza with Mexican Institute of Sound and Calexico, a first listen to Monte, the new project from Bomba Estereo’s Simón Mejía, brand new music from Chile’s ESDLCP, two acoustic recordings from Brazil’s Kassin (including a Kraftwerk cover) and many original songs created exclusively for this compilation, as well as other new tracks and rarities.
All profits from this album will go towards the Sounds and Colours platform, there are lots of other ways to suppport. Click here to find out about the rest of the fundraising campaign, which includes the pre-order of a tenth anniversary book and the sale of lots of vinyl, CDs, books, DVDs and t-shirts.
The Sounds and Colours website cannot be recommended enough. It’s a fanatastic resource and is hugely informative – whether it’s articles about ‘the roots of reggae in Brazil’, live streams, feminist revolutionaries in Latin America, reviews, film features, as well as its range of physical publications – it’s a must check.
Editor Russell Slater says: “After ten years of existence we are currently raising funds to make Sounds and Colours an even better resource for discovering Latin music and culture, and to ensure our survival for another ten years, especially in light of the lost income happening as a result of the lockdown. In that way, we intend to retain our status as a vital platform for Latin American musicians, film-makers, artists, writers and other creative souls to find an appreciative audience.”