Alejandro Turola AKA Chonto is a hyperactive musician, producer and composer from Venezuela, who has gained a lot of experience on stage over the years. He began his musical career composing and playing the piano, before going on to more “unconventional” platforms like electronic music.
As a member of Papashanty Saund System, he played in huge festivals all over Latin America, along with Mad Professor, Don Carlos, Manu Chao, Skatalites, Tégo Calderón and many others. His experiments in completely different musical cultures have led him to create such projects as Circo Vulkano, fusing European gypsy folklore with Latin American rhythms. Going still further in exploring the fusion of genres, he created Las Cumbias Del Chonto, mixing, programming and recording a hybrid of cumbia and electro that truly sounds like nothing else.
Released on Galletas Calientes Records: