The Cumbia Cosmonauts combine influences from classic Colombian roots cumbia to Jamaican dub, Mexican tribal club and electronic mutations, Peruvian psychedelic chicha funk, and digital cumbia experimentation coming out of Argentina. In their live presentations expect a science fiction soundtrack lost in the Amazon jungle; sampled recordings from a recently re-discovered Soviet dub laboratory; tropical vibes in orbit; and ultimately an infectious shuffle-beat anyone can dance to.

Listen back to a live performance from The Cumbia Cosmonauts, heard on The Latin Connection with Mick and Leandro, on Friday 12th November.