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“Que Pasa Colombia” Documents Technology’s Role in Emerging Colombian Music

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No matter what kind of music you’re into; whether it be folk, rap, electronic, or funk; you’re bound to find something you love in Colombia’s emerging music scene.

Olivier Hoffschir and Thomas Petitberghien were introduced to the scene through a mix put together by Canalh. The mix was created to help people discover traditional Colombian music by pairing it with newer sounds:

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Hoffschir and Petitberghien wanted to find out more about this unique blend of music, so they went straight to the artists and made a documentary about it.

Que Pasa Colombia is not just an extremely interesting lesson in contemporary Colombian music, it also provides case studies about how the internet has shaped a new kind of music industry. The film’s press release says:

“With the country’s economic openness and the arrival of new technologies, the new music scene has emerged to stake a claim in somewhat uncharted territory. Throwing off the yoke of a few western majors, the new vanguard has been free to create its own model in the shape of a virtually home-grown industry with the internet at its core.”

Que Pasa Colombia also has a website that goes further in-depth, providing extensive information and documentation on the featured artists.

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The whole documentary is free to watch on Vimeo:

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