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Today on Ecléctico you're listening to Acid Coco, a duo from Colombia and currently based in Berlin and Geneva. Their music fuses the cumbia, porro, bullerengue, and champeta sounds of their home with the electro influence of European clubs—a bit of reggaeton, punk, and other styles blended in for good measure.
You'll go deeper with an excerpt from and a link to a short write-up about the song on Acid Coco's Bandcamp page.
"Soy La Fuerza" by Acid Coco
2021 | Electro-tropical rhythms duo originally from Colombia
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[This song by] Acid Coco is a hymn to the woman who believes in the power of her hands, her mind and her body. "Soy La Fuerza" (“I Am The Force”) is about motherhood, sisterhood and being in constant connection to that which gives us life, capturing the energy that inextricably unites woman with the earth. Through these connections, the protagonist finds harmony, common ground, sustenance. It’s a message completely at odds with the world at large, the absurd wars being waged against humanity (and especially against women).
Andrea expresses forcefully in the chorus “soy madre, soy hembra, soy hija, soy raíz” (“I am a mother, I am a female, I am a daughter, I am a root”), while Paulo's music takes us through warm, nostalgic Afro-Caribbean lands.