Battle of Santiago

Battle of Santiago

Toronto-based group the Battle of Santiago combines classic Afro-Cuban rhythms and vocals with a distinctly Canadian post-rock spirit and sensibility.

While Canada is well-known for its thriving indie rock and electronic scenes, the country is seldom thought of as a Latin music hotbed. But Toronto hosts many thriving immigrant communities — including one of the largest Cuban expat communities in North America — and the Battle of Santiago is strongly rooted in the city’s wealth of Cuban musical talent.

The band's upcoming release La Migra dives deep into Afro-Cuban waters, mixing Afro-Cuban Yoruba chants with subtle electronica and rumbas with post-rock experimentalism. The sound is more than just Radiohead meets Fela Kuti, there’s some cumbia tinged with dub anthemic Latin rock and even the smooth funk.


Battle of Santiago Discography Tracks


TBOS 1104 Battle Of Santiago Full Colour(CD) Made With Pencil Crayons TBOS 1104 Canada 2011 Sell This Version
TBOS-1303 Battle of Santiago Followed By Thousands(CD, Album) Made With Pencil Crayons TBOS-1303 Canada 2012 Sell This Version
none Battle of Santiago La Migra(CD, Album) Made With Pencil Crayons none Canada 2017 Sell This Version

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