PROJECTS IN DEVELOPMENT
In an abandoned office in Quito, a grandson finds the master recordings from his grandfather's lost record label and discovers the history of the golden age of music in Ecuador. Read more in the New York Times and NPR.
The Sound of Change
The history of ZZK Records and its impact on the digital cumbia and electronic folklore music scenes and Latin American culture as a whole.
The Nu LatAm Sound - Trailer Series
The explosion of the internet and democratization of technology has fueled a global musical renaissance. Nowhere is this more apparent than in Latin America, where the mashup of European, African, and indigenous cultures has always created a landscape ripe for innovation. Now, classic traditions are returning to the forefront with all of the energy and richness of the countries they represent. Centuries-old music is being transformed by a new generation and reinvented with raw, unbridled energy.
The Nu LatAm Sound - Trailer Ecuador
Ecuador is a country nestled between musical powerhouses Colombia and Peru. We travelled there to dive into the local scene, and discovered that the country also has a rich and storied musical tradition, and they're itching to make themselves heard.
The Nu LatAm Sound - Ecuador Ep 1 - The Amazon Voices
The episode shines a light on the burgeoning musical renaissance in Ecuador-- from the Amazon to the Andes, into the Quito underground and down to the pacific coast-- and introduces Mateo Kingman, whose debut album, Respira, was released on ZZK imprint AYA Records on August 12.
The Nu LatAm Sound Episode 2 - The Rhythm of the Coast
Episode 2 of The Nu LatAm Sound, The Rhythm of the Coast, explores music corners of the Ecuadorian seaside, visiting legendary marimba player Papá Roncón, jamming with Rio Mira in Esmeraldas (the Epicenter of Afro-Ecuadorian Music), and stopping by the studios of Guanchaka and Lascivio Bohemia, two young electronic music producers.
The Nu LatAm Sound Episode 3 - The Andes Sound
The 3rd and final episode of The Nu LatAm Sound Ecuador takes us to Quito, the capital of the country that sits in the hips of the Andes-- where we started. Quito is the nucleus of the digital folklore music scene-- an urban crossroads where the tradition rooted in the mountains seamlessly fuses with the rapidly changing sounds in contemporary electronic music. We also visit the Imbabura region & Valle del Chota, where indigenous and African cultures mix with fascinating results.
A Musical Journey
The digital cumbia movement in Europe has been gaining speed in the last couple years, thanks to forward thinking musicians and a hungry, curious audience craving the innovative South American dance music. The stage was set for La Yegros, as we accompanied her on her debut European tour.
Ver Documental (Subtítulos en Español)
Colibria Live - Nicola Cruz Feat. Huaira
One magical evening in Tumbaco, Quito, Ecuador, Nicola Cruz and Huaira invited us into their world.