While the cloudy skies and landlocked mountain landscape of Bogota may not remind anyone of Jamaica, the rhythms of the Caribbean island have inspired a thriving reggae scene in the Colombian capital nonetheless. One of the scene’s leading lights, Voodoo Souljah’s, plays live in Bogota this Saturday, February 20th.
The band has been “skanking” around clubs and festivals in the city since 2001, when it formed out of the ashes of various hip-hop, dancehall, and traditional reggae bands. The resulting mixture blended all of these sounds together into a highly danceable and bilingual reggae party.
According to the band’s website, Voodoo Souljah’s also practice and preach the time-honored reggae messages of peace, love, harmony, tolerance, and appreciation of all things African-descended. So you might learn something too!
The concert is at Natural Flow Bar (Cra 7 No. 45-81) in Chapinero, this Saturday February 20th. Tickets are COP15.000, available at the door.