Fresh off a Latin GRAMMY nomination for "Best New Artist," ChocQuibTown presents their U.S. debut album, 'Oro.' The group is an Afro-Colombian hip-hop act who formed in the Chocó region on Colombia's Pacific coast. They fuse hip hop, electronica and funk with traditional Afro-Colombian rhythms. ChocQuibTown is comprised of three MCs - Tostao, Goyo, and Slow. 2009 was a banner year for ChocQuibTown, beginning with the group's U.S. debut concert at SXSW. In addition to the Latin GRAMMY nomination, they showcased at WOMEX and toured from London to Paris and India to Las Vegas.
The biggest thrills at SXSW came from an emerging Colombian trio who can sing, rap and trigger dance floor delirium like the Fugees reincarnate. They're called Choc Quib Town and their new album is a gritty-gorgeous tropical swirl of Latin hip-hop. --The Washington Post
As Colombian hip-hop gods Choc Quib Town blew down the stage at Momo's.... it was one of the best hours of live music that I've ever experienced. --Boston Phoenix