Plu con Pla brings a mastery of this language and repertoire together with an urgency of exploration and growth, incorporating hard-hitting urban styles such as Hip Hop and Reggae into their expression, and bringing Bass, Drum Set, Keys, and more into the mix. True to their roots, collective process and social justice consciousness is central to both their music and their actions, with lyrics that address hard themes such as racism and civil war, and a continuing commitment to teaching, leading workshops and accompanying the peace process in Colombia.
Although Tumaco faces issues of poverty, it is rare for hunger to be a
problem due to both a long tradition of community solidarity and the abundance of the local ecosystem.
The group’s name, ‘Plu con Pla’ reflects this dynamic, referring to a tasty local dish available to everyone, Plumuda (one of the cheapest fish due to its spines), with Platano (Plantain, a staple crop).
From Tumaco, in the deep pacific coast of Colombia, Plu con Pla continues to forge their own unique musical path.
Formed by bassist Harold Tenorio, the group gestated within Fundación Tumac, a one-of-a-kind cultural center, instrument workshop, and music and dance school founded by his parents 50 years ago to address the need to protect and evolve the region’s rich artistic traditions.
Plu con Pla carries forward essential styles such as Bunde and Currulao, which were created by the African diaspora in response to the realities of life in this coastal jungle territory. The musical language of the South Pacific region is traditionally interpreted with a marimba handmade from the wood of the Chontaduro palm tree and resonating tubes of Guadua (similar to bamboo), a large, two-sided bass drum called the bombo, two slender, high-pitched drums called cununos, and cylindrical shaker called a guasá, along with powerful call and response vocals.
Back in 2018, we released Plu Con Pla’s debut EP “No Más Velorio“, and we thought it was time for some remixes.
We are very happy to welcome these amazing remix artists from all ov er the world :
Rodrigo Gallardo (CL)
Piper Street Sound (US)
El Búho (UK)