New album out February 2017

After a year or so of crazy and inspiring roots and funky latin explorations in the studio I’m happy to announce that we are currently mixing my new album “Criollo Electrik”, recorded in Montreal (Canada) and San Basilio de Palenque (Colombia). The album is produced by Ivan Duran (Calypso Rose w/Manu Chao, Andy Palacio, Aurelio, […]

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Shooting new clip in Cartagena, Colombia

This past month of September we went down to the source and shot images for my new video clip with director Kaveh Nabatian and assistant Victor Ghizaru. We had a great time with the help of filmmaker David Covo, who helped us navigate around the city. I had the opportunity to lay down some tracks […]

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CAM en tournée 2015-16 + other dates

Our show was selected by the Conseil des arts de Montréal for the CAM en tournée 2015-16. We will be presenting the Roberto López Afro-Colombian Jazz Orchestra show in several maison de la culture, parks and cities around the Montreal area. There are other shows (not part of the CAM en tournée) like the Kultrún World […]

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Roberto López featured on the documentary “Identities” on JAZZ FM (Toronto)

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JAZZ.FM91 takes you on a cultural journey, with Toronto at its centre, profiling seven jazz musicians from around the world who decided to make Canada their home. The series features six documentaries commissioned by the Maytree Foundation, celebrating the stories and accomplishments of seven musicians who immigrated to, or sought refuge in, Canada. Narrated by […]

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fROOTS (United Kingdom) – album review for “Azul”

“With the growing interest in Afro-Colombian music, it’s refreshing to encounter a young combo whose fluency in traditional cumbia, champeta, porro, paseo, fandango, chandé and mapalé is matched by improvisatory expertise in the realm of Latin jazz. The Montreal-based López (guitars, tiple, ukulele, percussion), a Colombian native, heads an accomplished eight-man orchestra (clarinet, tenor sax, […]

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