Colombian hip-hop group ChocQuibTown have teamed up with Panamanian superstar Sech for their new single “Qué Lástima.” Together they celebrate their Afro-Latinidad in the music video.
“For me it was very special to collaborate with ChocQuibTown because I have always admired them for what they have achieved in their country, defending and upholding their culture and race,” Sech tells Remezcla about the collaboration. “I identify with them and respect them a lot.”
“Qué Lástima” is ChocQuibTown’s first taste of new music since they released their album ChocQuib Town earlier this year. ChocQuibTown’s Carlos “Tostao” Valencia, Gloria “Goyo” Martínez, and Miguel “Slow” Martínez take turns mourning a failed relationship. Sech later slides in and drives that stinging realization home. As part of the healing process, they air their grievances and sound ready to move on with this sweet reggaetón kiss-off.
ChocQuibTown and Sech star in the “Qué Lástima” music video with a complete cast of Black and Afro-Latinx dancers. There’s stunning images throughout of camaraderie as they seemingly help a woman through her breakup. This video is a beautiful representation of our Black brothers, sisters, and family within the Latinx community.
The members of ChocQuibTown have been vocal of the anti-Black racism at home and in the Latinx community in their music. Goyo is one of the artists leading the Conciencia Collective, a group that’s helping the Latin music industry become a better ally to the Afro-Latinx community. Sech recently sported a #BlackLivesMatter shirt in the remix video for Feid’s “Porfa.”