Herencia de Timbiquí, the Colombian combo from the Pacific region, teamed up with reggaeton singer J. Alvarez to deliver their newest single "Mi Primera Locura," translated to mean "My Crazy Act of Love" recently.

This latest single is the most recent work by the group. Previously they had recorded "Qué Será?" translated to "What Will It Be?" with Panamanian singer, actor, musician, and activist Rubén Blades.

The latest collaboration bears witness to the group's expansion to other genres and fuses reggaeton into their existing repertoire. Since signing with Medellin-based record label, Codiscos, this group of talented musicians will be releasing a new album in the coming months.

This partnership with Alvarez, the Puerto Rican-based and Latin urban singer, shows an evolution for the group's musical rhythms. If you pay close attention to the song, Herencia plays true to their sound harmonizes the urban and reggaeton rhythms into the mix.

Ambitions and collaborations for their next album

According to a Caracol report, three of the band members, Begner, William, and Kike explained their intentions with this latest album installment. It is part of a new strategy to branch out to new musical markets and to have more commercial success.

Colombia houses major artists like Shakira, J. Balvin, Carlos Vives, Juanes, etc. So, the South American nation continues to deliver culturally rich and commercially successful music.

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The group has its roots in Timbiquí, a town and municipality in the Cauca Department of Colombia. In other words, they play to their heritage and their sound can be characterized as autochthonous.

Timbiquí's new strategy will include other well-known Latin American artists like Susana Baca, Peruvian singer, Andrés Cepeda and many more.

Time will tell if fans love what they bring in 2019. However, Timbiquí has, for the majority of their career, always stayed with true essence, and time will tell if this shift pays off.

Background and rhythms behind Timbiquí's music

The group's incremental rise around the world is no coincidence. In addition, they are certainly not brand-new artists. The band formed in 2000. Initially, they were composed of 21 musicians and these days that number is down to 12 band members.

What is the group's musical influence? Well, they have played native folklore for most of their professional careers and a combined fusion of sounds.

These include Latin music, Jazz, and Funk. One instrument that makes their music so distinct and different is a non-traditional marimba de Chonta. It is made from a palm tree and comes from the Timbiquí region.

What is noteworthy about this Colombian group of musicians is that their music has been recorded all in Spanish. It has captured the imagination of small audiences in other Latin American countries, Europe, Africa, the US, and others.

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