Colombia / Bongo Joe Records / Soundway Records
Meridian Brothers is tropical - psychedelic - folk - pop - classical group from Colombia. Born in Bogotá in 1998 and based on the musical interests of composer Eblis Alvarez, in the beginning, the project was focused exclusively on cassette recordings and experimentation with alternative ways of playing instruments and electronic media. From a conceptual band where Alvarez played all the instruments, Meridian Brothers evolved into a live combo that meets Maria Valencia (saxophone, clarinet, percussion and synthesizers), Damian Ponce (Percussion), Cesar Quevedo (bass) and Alejandro Forero (electronics and synthesizers).
Meridian brothers sound a is huge palette of influences and inspirations. From tropical music, vallenato, Latin-American folk, sampling techniques to theatrical interventions and references of fake characters expressing however a deep human reality.
The band has released five albums and two singles with labels such as
La distritofónica, El hombre de la flecha records, the New York label Names you can trust and the British worldwide famous Soundway records.
In seven years of history as a band, the Meridian Brothers has participated in concerts and
festivals in Latin-America, United States and Europe.
“...It is truly one of most inventive and singular groups you will hear from Colombia or anywhere, as you can hear and well worth discovering". Sounds and Colors Magazine, England
“Genius prophets of Colombian weirdness”. MTV Iggy