Oct 21, 2011

From Chile: Newen Afrobeat

A couple of weeks ago I was contacted by Tomás Pavez, a member of the Chilean Afrobeat ensemble "Newen Afrobeat" who interestingly mentioned his interest in Afrobeat in general and especially in South America. Moreover, gave me some information about his own Afrobeat band.

"Newen" is a mapudungun - the Mapuche language is a language isolate spoken in south-central Chile and west central Argentina by the Mapuche people - word from the Mapuches that means "Strength", the Mapuches are the originary tribe before this land was colonized into a country by Spain.

To introduce you to his band, here are a couple of songs to listen:

For further information and to get in contact, check out their facebook profile here.


  1. Just listened to this group for the first time. Found them on Youtube. Now I want to know more. Thanks for the blog post. I think their sound is amazing!

  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6R-A_VcdU4

  3. album is free to download in portaldisc.cl