CONCERT | 20 JULY : ONDATROPICA – The past, present and future of Colombia’s tropical cumbia sound

Will Holland aka Quantic has joined forces with Mario Galeano of Bogota’s pioneering Frente Cumbiero to create Ondatrópica a new band embracing the past, present and future of Colombia’s tropical cumbia sound.
Ondatropica


Feat. Quantic, Mario Galeano and more. 
The past, present and future of Colombia’s tropical cumbia sound 
20 July 2012 / 20:30


Hackney Empire
291 Mare Street  London E8 1E
(doors open at 8pm)

Ondatrópica cradles the talents of some greats from the seventies golden age of Medellin’s Discos Fuentes such as Michi Sarmiento on sax, Wilson Viveros on timbales and Pedro ‘Ramaya’ Beltran on flute alongside a breaking wave of young tropicalistas including Nidia Gongora on vocals and the mighty Chongo on percussion to create a new Caribbean sound spanning the musical generations.

Ondatrópica, with added talents from Mexico and Venezuela, has been nurtured in its development by the British Council and also appears in London as part of the BT River of Music.

 
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