Artist: Karikatura

Album: Speak Now EP

Release Date: 2016-04-15

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Building on their acclaimed full length album Eyes Wide (Ropeadope 2014), Speak Now features four songs that address the ghosts in our society: racism and white supremacy, gun violence, war and identity. The music on Speak Now is stylistically diverse, yet unified by Karikatura's characteristic sound: blazing horns, reggae guitars and Afro-Latin rhythms delivered with punk rock energy.

about the artist

Karikatura makes life-affirming, body-shaking music that moves people around the world. While the band has toured everywhere from Japan to Brazil, New York City is home. With bright horns, socially conscious lyrics and booty-bouncing beats, Karikatura delivers real songs that transcend style and genre. An organic synthesis of all the music heard blasting out of car windows and shops onto the streets of NYC, Karikatura lives where cumbia meets hip-hop, reggae meets klezmer and indie-rock meets afrobeat. Neither purist nor revivalist, this is music of the present, for the future. The band will release its debut full-length album this year on Ropeadope Records, following up two EPs and DIY tours of Europe, Asia and South America.