Born of a Colombian father and a Venezuelan mother, Carlos “Caribombo” Guillen is a percussionist, DJ and producer hailing from Maracaibo, Venezuela. From the beginning of his carrier, Caribombo has been collaborating with many talented artists from all over the world. Mixing and matching South American and African rhythms, Caribombo creates a powerful and diverse sound universe where cumbia, dembow, afro-beat and afro-house effortlessly fit together. Adopting typical tight beats, basses and synths from the “Global Bass” electronic scene, Caribombo cleverly and respectfully revisits folkloric traditions from both continents with a highly-skilled production technique. Having recently moved to the more contrasted climate of the French countryside, Caribombo has adapted to his environment, just as the reptile would do. His album “Camaleon” (released 2020) is taking us to a musical journey from Africa to Patagonia, through the UK and Mauritius.
Watch the video for “El Loco”, taken from the album “Camaleon”.
Watch a teaser vid for Caribombo’s show at the festival “Chauffeur Dans La Noirceur” (France), back in 2017
Out on Galletas Calientes Records:
Caribombo live set up