“No Llores Más”: Caribbean Melodies Meet Psychedelic Textures

“No Llores Más” emerged as a collaboration between Barranquilla-born-and-raised vocalist Mathieu Ruz and Brooklyn-based trombonist/composer Alex Asher during OneBeat Colombia. Recorded as part of a video shoot at MonoKike’s (Carlos Bejerano) apartment in Bogotá, this heartwarming song meshes Mathieu’s characteristic Caribbean vocal style with a slow reggae groove and psychedelic textures.

OneBeat is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, & produced by Bang on a Can’s Found Sound Nation. Additional support is provided by the U.S. Embassy in Bogotá and the U.S. Embassy in Caracas. For more information, visit 1beat.org.