Totó la Momposina
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|Totó la Momposina|
|Birth name||Sonia Bazanta Vides|
|Also known as||Totó la Momposina|
1 August 1940|
Talaigua Nuevo, Bolívar, Colombia
|Labels||Real World Records|
Totó was born in the northern Colombian town of Talaigua Nuevo near Mompox in the Bolívar Department. She is from the fourth generation of her family to be involved with music, and her children are following in the tradition.
- Cantadora (MTM Auvidisc, 1983)
- Colombia – Totó La Momposina y sus Tambores (Auvidis 4513, 1989)
- La Candela Viva (Realworld Records 31, 1992)
- Carmelina (MTM, 1995)
- Pacantó (Colombia: MTM/Europe:Nuevos Medios/USA: World Village, 2000)
- Gaita y Tambores
- Total: 2-disc compilation
- Michel Cleis feat – Totó La Momposina – La Mezcla – samples tracks "El Pescador" and "Curura" from the La Candela Viva album (2009)
Two songs from La Candela Viva were included on the soundtrack of the 1997 movie Jungle 2 Jungle.
Her song "La Verdolaga" was sampled on Rich Boy's "Get to Poppin'" produced by Brian Kidd. It has also been sampled by Jay Z for the song Blue's Freestyle/We Family on his 4:44 album. The song featured his daughter Blue Ivy Carter. The track was released as a bonus song several weeks after the albums original public release.
Awards and nominations
|2015||El Asunto||Best Tropical Latin Album||Nominated|
Totó la Momposina has two Latin Grammy awards from four nominations for her collaboration with the urban group Calle 13 on their song "Latinoamérica", receiving in 2013 the lifetime achievement award.
|2000||Pacantó||Best Folk Album||Nominated|
|2002||Pacantó||Best Traditional Tropical Album||Nominated|
|2009||La Bodega||Best Traditional Tropical Album||Nominated|
|2011||"Latinoamérica"||Record of the Year||Won|
|"Latinoamérica"||Song of the Year||Won|
|2013||Special Awards||Lifetime Achievement Award||Won|
|2014||El Asunto||Best Folk Album||Nominated|
Premios Nuestra Tierra
A Premio Nuestra Tierra is an accolade that recognize outstanding achievement in the Colombian music industry. Totó la Momposina has received a nomination.
|2014||"La Candela Viva" (with Jorge Celedón)||Best Folk Performance of the Year||Nominated|
- Totó La Momposina official website
- Indigenous Cactus Flutes, Afro-Colombian Drums and Brass Bands – Totó La Momposina Puts Colombia's Soul on the World Stage
- on YouTube