· Film-makers Santiago Posada and Simon Meija arrived at Palenque, near the Caribbean coast of Colombia to record the music of the area and to make a documentary film about the people of Palenque.
· Palenque is a central location for Afro-Colombian culture - the location of the first free slave (or Maroon) community in the Americas. With its own unique style of music and language, heavily influenced by its African heritage, it holds a unique position and is today proclaimed by UNESCO as a Masterpiece Of The Oral And Intangible Heritage Of Humanity.
· The filmmakers built a studio in the town in order to record the highly percussive roots music that mixes African and Latin in equal flavours.
· Once back home they enlisted a select number of likeminded electronic, house and dubstup artists to produce a host of remixes, including Osunlade, Matias Aguayo, Kromestar and others to interpret the original works.
· The CD set includes the DVD, a CD featuring original music and a CD of the remixes. It comes in a stunning three case box set with sleevenotes about the project, the history of Palenque, and exclusive photography.
· There is also an extremely limited edition (1000 copies worldwide) 5LP and DVD box set available. The tracklisting for the vinyl is the same as the CD set.
Original Palenque Music
Son Malagana - Rama de Tamarindo
To Ane E Lo Memo Sexteto - Nena
Estrellas del Caribe - Kunchuzo
Son San - Pueblo Mi
Son MalagAna - Malaganero Soy
Santiago Ospino - Mi Gallina
Haner Amariz - Haner Alegre 5
Curramberos de Gamero - Destápame La Botella
Estrellas Del Caribe - La Candela
Manuela Torres - Palenque Un Rincón de África
Cumbia 20 de Enero - Candela
To Ane E Lo Memo Sexteto - La Mato
Donde la Encuentre
Sikito - Padre No Mande En Su Casa
Manuela Torres - Pajarito
Curramberos de Gamero - La Preñá
Son Malagana - Culebra
Sikito - Untitled
To Ane E Lo Memo Sexteto - Mi Neno Gabo Riele
Epifanio - Décimas
Santiago Ospino - Instrumental
Osunlade - La Preñá (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Deadbeat - Nena (Deadbeat Edit)
Felipe Venegas - Untitled (Remix)
Aurelian Riviere - Santiago Moreno (Remix)
Kalabrese - Palenque Un Rincón De África (Remix)
Santiago Posada - El Mango (Remix)
Secondo - Porqué Te Ríes De Mi (Secondo Remix)
Rocketnumbernine - Mi Gallina (Remix)
Matias Aguayo - Destápame La Botella (Remix)
Subway - Instrumental (Remix)
Kromestar - Nena (Remix)
Jay Haze - Pajarito (Jay Haze Birdie Remix)