Totó la Momposina (born Sonia Bazanta Vides on 1 August 1940) is a Colombian singer of Afro-Colombian and Indigenous descent. She reached international attention with the release of her 1993 album La Candela Viva on Peter Gabriel's Real World Records label.
She brings together the music of three races, indigenous porro, puya and gaita with Afro-Latin cumbia, mapale and sexteto. She was born in the northern village of Talaigua, Colombia, on the island of Mompos. As its name suggests,…
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