Battle of Santiago

Battle of Santiago

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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.
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Battle of Santiago Discography

Albums

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

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