CHECKPOINT GUANABANA

Live Act Alternative Funk Rock Hip Hop Elektro
CHECKPOINT GUANABANA - Alternative Funk Rock Hip Hop Elektro Live Act in Berlin

CHECKPOINT GUANABANA Short Info

COLOMBIAN meets BERLIN... CHECKPOINT GUANABANA!
- AFRO TECH FUNK L I V E -
Origin: COLOMBIA & BERLIN (based in Berlin)
Line up on stage: 5+2 Crew

"Great, innovative, fun, exciting and superb instrumentation. Their sound is funky and fresh compared to many other bands within the Nu Cumbia scene... they’re moving the genre into the future..." THE GLOBAL BASS EXPERIENCE

"I can only imagine a very promising future for the band if they continue releasing exciting music like they have been..." GENERATION BASS

"You should listen to Checkpoint Guanabana because…
just Bomba Estereo is not enough..." REMEZCLA


CHECKPOINT GUANABANA is the music project founded by Alejo Marulanda & Hermano Simón, two Colombian-Berliners that together with some of the most representative musicians of Berlin´s Latin-scene are putting their twist on the sounds of Tropical Bass, Alternative & Electronic Music LIVE, creating AFRO-LATIN rhythms combined with POWER-FUNK, HIP HOP and one of their most important influences: The ELECTRONICA from Berlin, their headquarter.

The result: ’Afro Tech Funk’ LIVE. It´s an organic interpretation with the spirit and influence of the electronic music, "it´s the live & funk experience of tropical bass" which is also enjoyed by Eugenia Tapia (CL) and Hendrik Rojas (CUB) on the voices and Marco Fox (DEU) on the percussions and drums.

The "Guanábana" is a delicious fruit, it´s not well known in Europe yet but very famous in Latinamerica for being so tasty and for its healing potential. As well as its culinary delights, the music of Colombia and Latinamerica satisfies a wide range of musical taste buds. Latinamerica’s Indian and African heritage has produced a powerful musical recipe, which is enjoyed by listeners worldwide.

Checkpoint Guanabana have brought this recipe to Germany where Colombia’s and Latinamerica´s rich music has been mixed with the music Berlin is famous for cooking up: The Electronica. The finishing touches are added in Bogotá by the Colombian-Berliner producer Pol Moreno. The band have already entertained the crowds of major festivals and venues such as Global CPH (DK), Festival Mundial (NL), Yaam Berlin (DE), Afrolatino Festival (BE) or Germany´s Carnevals of the Cultures (Berlin & Bielefeld as closing act) amongst others.

Berlin-made music with colombian hands, this is one checkpoint you will love to cross.

Photo & Visual director: Manu Becerra

LINK TO MUSIC: https://soundcloud.com/checkpoint-guanabana/sets/debut-album-checkpoint-guanabana-colombian-meets-berlin

COLOMBIAN meets BERLIN... CHECKPOINT GUANABANA!
- AFRO TECH FUNK L I V E -
Origin: COLOMBIA & BERLIN (based in Berlin)
Line up on stage: 5+2 Crew

"Great, innovative, fun, exciting and superb instrumentation. Their sound is funky and fresh compared to many other bands within the Nu Cumbia scene... they’re moving the genre into the future..." THE GLOBAL BASS EXPERIENCE

"I can only imagine a very promising future for the band if they continue releasing exciting music like they have been..." GENERATION BASS

"You should listen to Checkpoint Guanabana because…
just Bomba Estereo is not enough..." REMEZCLA


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Discography CHECKPOINT GUANABANA

  • 2016 Colombian meets Berlin Album | VLAD (Fr)

Media

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Origin

  • Berlin DE

Founded

  • 2012

Members

  • HERMANO SIMON GUITAR
  • ALEJO MARULANDA SYNTHS
  • EUGENIA TAPIA VOCALS
  • MARCO FOX DRUMS
  • HENDRIK ROJAS VOCALS