I had a genuine, “Oh yeah” moment watching Cultura Tres‘ new video for the song “El Sur de la Fe,” as in, “Oh yeah, I guess they did have cameras filming them at Desertfest in London.” Clips from that show and from another fest show up in the video alongside shots of the Pope, Bible and other Catholic-type whathaveyou, which I guess is appropriate for the song, the translation for the title of which guitarist/vocalist Alejandro Londoño discusses below.
What exactly they’re saying about it, I’m too ignorant to know, but if I had to guess, they’re not fans. In fact, they seem pretty pissed off, which in all my experience with Cultura Tres, listening to their records, seeing them at the aforementioned Desertfest, and watching past videos like the one earlier this year for “Purified,” seems to be their thing. Right on.
Enjoy “El Sur de la Fe” and the subsequent pertinent info:
The clip is produced and directed by Juan de Ferrari (guitar) and Alejandro Londoño (guitar,vocals). “El Sur De La Fe” comes from the critically acclaimed second Cultura Tres album “El Mal Del Bien”, which will see its release in CD format through the UK label Devouter Records (http://devouterrecords.co.uk/) on November 12th. The song can be downloaded for free here: http://culturatres.bandcamp.com/track/el-sur-de-la-fe
“In English “El Sur De La Fe” means something like “South of the Faith”- says Alejandro -“For us it refers to two things: the way religion is experienced in the area where we come from and the hidden side of the faith and its illusive benefits. We would like people to reflect on the impact religion has had on the lives of the original inhabitants of the Americas; how the Catholic church and it’s covered-up, gold hungry crusade practically exterminated a culture older than Christianity itself.
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