Open End with Frosty

Colombian Currency

120 minsFirst aired 3 Dec 2018
Artwork by Jesse Moretti

Meridian Brothers’ Eblis Alvarez shares a snapshot of the contemporary creators who are impacting Colombia’s sonic traditions.

Eblis Alvarez formed Meridian Brothers in 1998 as an outlet to experiment with Latin American sound forms — his work is a deep nod to his culture, with a huge leap into the unknown. Alvarez fuses industrial, noise, chiptune, free jazz and avant-garde electroacoustics with Colombia’s rich rhythmic heritage to give birth to astonishing new sounds. This wild inventiveness gives Meridian Brothers’ music a sense of magic mutation. On this episode on Open End, Alvarez beams in from Bogotá to share music that’s emerging from Colombia’s adventurous underground. Frosty rounds out the show with a whirlwind trip around the globe, popping into Finland, Iran, Cambodia, South Africa, Jamaica, Ethiopia, Italy and further destinations along the way.


Produced by Mark “Frosty” McNeill and Jordan Rothlein
Engineered by Joe Hazan

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