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Yanga



Biography

YANGA brings a new dimension to the rapidly growing scene of Afro-Latin independent music taking shape in Southern California. Sprouting their own distinct branch on the tree of Caribbean music and culture, YANGA cultivates a new sound rooted in the traditional rhythms of Caribbean coast of Colombia — rhythms like garabato, puya negra, tambora and zambapalo.

YANGA creates a scene of dark, gritty, and saturated drums and bass, a sonic landscape dosed with subtle psychedelia and reverence for the classic sounds of the tropical ‘70s. The perfect juxtaposition between vintage and modern. Their deep dancefloor grooves are a sure-shot entry into the timeless canon of Afro-Caribbean musicians.

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Video 7/16/2019: Yanga

Yanga (American Musicians Abroad Project), is a manifestation of Colombia’s ever expanding musical influence. Sprouting their own distinct branch on the tree of Caribbean music and culture, Yanga cultivates a new sound rooted in the traditional rhythms of the Caribbean coast of Colombia.

Yanga