CHECKPOINT GUANABANA
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CHECKPOINT GUANABANA

Berlin / Bogotá, Berlin, Germany | Established. Jan 01, 2013

Berlin / Bogotá, Berlin, Germany
Established on Jan, 2013
Band Latin Alternative

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Jun
17
CHECKPOINT GUANABANA @ CARNIVAL DER KULTUREN BIELEFELD

Bielefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Bielefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Jun
05
CHECKPOINT GUANABANA @ Karneval der Kulturen

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Jun
04
CHECKPOINT GUANABANA @ Karneval der Kulturen

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Music

Press


GENERATION BASS: "I can only imagine a very promising future for the band if they continue releasing exciting music like they have been..."

SEE MORE HERE:
http://www.generationbass.com/checkpoint-guanabana-returns-with-maria-majao-new-video/ - GENERATION BASS


REMEZCLA: "You should listen to Checkpoint Guanabana because… just Bomba Estereo is not enough..."

SEE MORE HERE:
http://music.remezcla.com/2013/latin/meet-checkpoint-guanabana-colombian-vacilon-straight-outta-berlin/ - REMEZCLA


REMEZCLA: "The Berlin-based quintet... definitely imprint its own funky flavor into the mix. The extreme contrast between the tropical vibes and the Deutsche backdrop takes care the rest."

SEE MORE HERE:
http://remezcla.com/releases/checkpoint-guanabana-cumbiafy-deutschland-merecumbe-video/ - REMEZCLA


"Lo cierto es que en buena parte por cuenta de lo que ha logrado con su grupo, Simón Cabezas fue elegido como uno de los 100 colombianos más sobresalientes en el mundo en 2014, y condecorado como tal por la Presidencia de la República y la Cámara de Comercio."

SEE MORE HERE:
http://www.eltiempo.com/carrusel/entrevista-con-simon-cabezas/14878659 - Periódico EL TIEMPO Colombia


GENERATION BASS: "A band which I wanted to blog as soon as possible anyway is the Berlin based electronic AfroLatin-funk band Checkpoint Guanabana (...) Now they are back with a fantastic new single Merecumbe, which is a unique, almost unlikely fusion of funky Latin percussion, melodic guitars and the Berlinesque groove of deep techno". - GENERATION BASS


TROPICAL BASS: "the guys who keep pushing the genre to the next level, and most important, keeping the organic approach to the cumbia fusion..."

SEE MORE HERE:
http://www.tropicalbass.com/2013/04/checkpoint-guanabana-maria-majao/ - TROPICAL BASS


REMEZCLA: "the new ambassadors in Germany of the Colombian electrovacilón..."

SEE MORE HERE:
http://music.remezcla.com/2013/latin/video-checkpoint-guanabanas-maria-majao/ - REMEZCLA


BLASTRO2 Austin-Texas: "Merengue Super Funk with hypnotizing presence..."

SEE MORE HERE:
http://blastro2.com/checkpoint-guanabana/ - BLASTRO2 Austin-Texas


GENERATION BASS: "I can only imagine a very promising future for the band if they continue releasing exciting music like they have been..."

SEE MORE HERE:
http://www.generationbass.com/checkpoint-guanabana-returns-with-maria-majao-new-video/ - GENERATION BASS


TROPICAL BASS: "Checkpoint Guanabana have brought this recipe to Germany where Colombia’s and Latinoamerica’s rich music has been mixed with the music Berlin is famous for cooking up, Techno and House..."

SEE MORE HERE:
http://www.tropicalbass.com/2013/01/checkpoint-guanabana-check-the-beat/ - TROPICAL BASS


PEPPERSOUL COLOMBIA: "Impregnan a la capital del muro con lo mejor de los ritmos afrolatinos combinados con beats electrónicos y power funk..."

SEE MORE HERE:
http://www.peppersoul.com/musica/checkpoint-guanabana.html - PEPPERSOUL COLOMBIA


CUMBIA PODER Y PORRO: "Colombianos-berlineses que impregnan a la capital del muro con lo mejor de los ritmos afrolatinos combinados con beats electrónicos y power funk: Afro Tech-Funk!"

SEE MORE HERE:
http://cumbiapoder.blogspot.de/2013/03/cumbia-sobre-el-muro.html - CUMBIA, PODER & PORRO


GENERATION BASS: "Here is a very cool video of a band called Checkpoint Guanabana residing in Berlin... I expect to hear and see more of them in the near future as they blow up..."

SEE MORE HERE:
http://www.generationbass.com/2012/12/01/sexxy-saturday-cumbia-progress/ - GENERATION BASS


Discography

"Merecumbé" Single (2014) Guanabana Records
"Colombia meets Berlin" EP (2014) Guanabana Records

"Colombian meets Berlin" Album (2016) VLAD ghetto folk label (France)

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Bio

COLOMBIAN meets BERLIN... CHECKPOINT GUANABANA!

- The live & funk experience of electropical -

Origin: COLOMBIA & BERLIN
Line up on stage: 5+2 Crew
www.checkpoint-guanabana.com

Checkpoint Guanabana is the music project founded by Alejo Marulanda and Hermano Simón, two Colombian-Berliners that together with some of the most representative musicians of the Berlin´s Latin-scene are putting their twist on this musical explosion, creating Afro-Latin rhythms combined with rock, powerfunk, hip hop and one of their most important influences: The Electronica from Berlin, their headquarter. The result: ’Afro Tech-Funk’ live. It´s an organic experience with the spirit and influence of the electronic music.



Band Members