Thursday, March 3, 2011

Pernett - Colombian Electrópico

Pernett's recipe for success: Organic meets electronic meets Latino dance spice!

Humberto Pernett was born in Barranquilla, Colombia. Since early childhood he was captivated by music, growing up in the midst of this city's famous carnival atmosphere. This musical experience shaped Pernett's own rhythms and styles and defined his sound: traditional Colombian folk music produced with electronic instruments.

His career as a vocalist was launched in 2004, when Pernett & The Caribbean Ravers was created - a modern, elecotronic version of the classic Colombian orchestra. On stage Pernett sings, plays the keyboard and plays the traditional gaita from Colombia's Caribbean coast. Pernett & The Caribbean Ravers have toured extensivley within Colombia as well as Europe and Mexico.

Apart from composing, producing, mixing and singing , Pernett is also the head of Comunidad Serankua, an independent artist collective, where he is a blogger that interviews the community's artists, covers events and features players of the new Colombian music scene.

And, on top of all that - he DJs!! You can check his DJ skills out in Miami next week at WMC, at the Electrópico party:

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Here's a taste of his spicy Colombian folk/electronic/Latino/dance vibes....

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