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Alerta Kamarada

Bogotá, Bogota D.C., Colombia | INDIE

Bogotá, Bogota D.C., Colombia | INDIE
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"Alerta Kamarada representa el Reggae de Colombia"

"Dentro del marco de la exposición Bodies = Real + Fascinante, los ALERTA KAMARADA estuvieron con los asistentes promocionando la campaña 'Rockandonando' e invitando a todos a que se conviertan en donantes de organos para poder a salvar a miles de personas que los necesitan". - Radioetiope

"Alerta Kamarada lanza nuevo disco"

"Luego de un buen tiempo sumergidos en estudio, creando y produciendo una nueva placa discográfica que supere las expectativas del exitoso ‘Somos uno’, Alerta Kamarada, estrenará un nuevo trabajo.

Historias de pueblo es un disco compuesto por 13 temas originales en los que participan artistas como el Maestro Alfredo Gutierrez, Ata del grupo La Etnia, Pantera maestro del trombón y Charley Anderson del grupo The Selecter.

Retomando sus raíces líricas y sonoras, además del apellido Kamarada que durante un buen tiempo estuvo bajo el armario, la agrupación liderada por Javier Fonseca y Pablo , presentará su nuevo disco el próximo sábado 20 de marzo en el Teatro Metro en la ciudad de Bogotá". - Revista Shock


"WHEN JAVIER Foncesca and Alex Bonilla left Jamaica on Friday afternoon, they took a route very familiar to the famed Jamaica ICIs.

They went to Panama.

It was not their final destination, as they were not in search of certain foundation garments at a low price. Javier and Alex were headed for home in Colombia, where they will continue building on the reggae foundation they have been laying since 1997.

They are the lead singer and manager, respectively, of pioneering Colombian reggae band Alerta ­ and they did not go home empty-handed. They carried along their second album, Somos Uno (which means 'We Are One'), recorded in Colombia, but which they carried to Jamaica to mix in the middle of last year.

In this case, mixing meant more than getting the sound levels and balance correct. It meant that Foncesca's Spanish vocals were paired with those of some Jamaican performers.


Legal, a signature song of sorts for which an accompanying video is packaged with the album, was done with producer Chris Meredith, featuring Big Youth, while More Love features Sugar Minott. The six-man band has also got into the rhythm culture of the reggae homeland, doing Princesa on the 'He Speaks' rhythm from Free Willy Productions.

And El Amor De Jah has been done with Royalty from Bobo Hill in east St. Andrew, a place that Foncesa now has much more than a passing knowledge of.

"I was in Bobo Hill for two months last year, learning the one two order, learning, learning, learning," Foncesa said.

Other songs on Somos Uno include the title track, Sueno Real, Let Your Soul, Tiempo, Quiero Que Tangas, Libera Tu Alma and Sonido Prendido. Among the other Jamaicans to work on the album are Sly Dunbar, Steely and Clevie, Leroy 'Fatman' Thompson, Nambo Robinson and Dean Fraser.

Learning Jamaican culture seems to be very big on the band's agenda, so much so that their next album will not only be done in Jamaica, but in Jamaican language as well.

"The next album will be made only in Jamaica. The idea is for me to sing in patois, a little," Foncesa said. "If I want to express myself to the people of Jamaica, I have to express it in the righteous English that the people speak in the streets," he said". - Jamaica Gleaner


En lo Profundo-Legal
Somos uno
Historias de Pueblo



Alerta Kamarada BIO

1996: Alerta Kamarada was born in Bogota , Colombia

2001: They launched their first track in Puerto Asis Putumayo (Colombia) and la Habana (Cuba ) at the same time.

2002: They traveled to San Andres Island (Colombia) and were part of the International Crab Festival and Miss Island Contest ,during this time Alerta start worked with Natives of the Island then they had been ddecided stay there to know People ,food, Music but also all the Wisdom of their Master Ticha Papa ,they Played ata the Old Vacation Party and Started a relationship with Jimmy Archbold and his family.

They Launched En lo Profundo-Legal Song

For the First time they were Choose as Best National Reggae Group this award was give by SHOCK magazine ( one the most important entertainment magazine)

2003: Were invited to the 19th Latino Film Festival on Chicago (USA)
Were part of the Rastazo ( Festival with the most Important Reggae Groups in South America).
They played at Rock al parque (The biggest free festival in Latin America)
Start working with Fidel Nadal( Todos tus muertos) and made some music collaborations .
Again had been chosen as the Best National Reggae band by SHOCK magazine.

2004: They launched their first LP Called ALERTA , on the first day they sold 800 Copies.
Were part of the first Reggae Colombia Festival
Had their first video on air called Legal , with this video they received an award as best video of the Year by City TV Chanel.

They played at the European festival Rototom Sunsplash at Italy they shared Stage with artists like Alpha Blondy, Steel Pulse,Beenie Man, Julian Marley, Sly & Robbie, Abyssinians, Luciano,Culture, Capleton, Junior Kelly, Linton Kwesi Johnson
And more.

2005:They launched the album Somos uno ( we are one) recorded on Bogota but Mixed
In Jamaica by the recognized producers Sly Dumbar(Anchor Studios),Chriss Meredith(Productor Ziggy Marley ), Free Willy Records, Junior Reid (One Blood Studios) Sugar Minott(Black Youth Promotion) and the Collaboration of Dj’s and singers like como Big Youth Prince Ranny and Fidel Nadal.
2006:They played at the concert for the liberty ‘’para volvernos a ver’’ , helping to the Humanitarian agreement .
They participate on the Program + arte – minas( More art less mines) that is a program that fight against the landmines .
They played on the Reggae Sunsplash at Jamaica (this is the most important World reggae festival) sharing stage with artist like Bennie Man ,Buju Banton,UB40 ,Roots Underground Movement, Everton Blender, Morgan Heritage, Junior Kelly, Alfa blondie, Bushman and more.

2007:They make a Tour on the West Coast of the United States working with the Locla band Quinto sol playing from Los Angeles to Tijuana and they played at San Diego CA , representing Colombia at the International day of the Earth.
Their Song Princesa appears for 35 weeks at the HOT 10 on the local Radio Stations.
They launched and special edition of Somos uno (we are one) Album including a Bonus track called Amame (love ME).
2008: They record tow Live songs produced mixed by Richard Blair (sidestepper)
Those songs are Kaliente(a misspelled way to caliente that means Hot in Spanish ) and Por ti mama ( For you Mom)
2009:The band is finishing all the Production of their new Album Town Histories have been mixed and produced by Ricahrd Blair and Finished in Germany by H-Peh the Same Produccer of Albums for Reggae artist like Gentleman and Capleton.

The first single de Donde Viene la Cumbia? (Where the Cumbia comes from)? Has Launched on Te Radio Stations on March 1st 2010 .
Their new album was recorded in One2Records, recording Studio that belongs to the Band, The hole Album was finished In Germany by H-PEH, same producer of reggae artists like Gentleman and Capleton.
Over the Production of Pablo Araoz and mixed by Richard Blair, Town Histories “Historias de Pueblo” bet to the diversity , not only on the sounds but also with the lyrics that talk about Faith, Peace, love , and life histories..