The festival coincides with PAMAR’S Latin American Culture Week, using the opportunity to showcase Colombia’s rich musical heritage and developments to the broader international and Latin American community. The six-hour extravaganza will begin with a dinner set featuring the sophisticated Andean sounds of Alejandro Flórez-Tibaguí, gaita, bullerengue, and other Afro-Colombian rhythms with Grupo Rebolú (for those who wish to dance from the beginning), New Orleans jazz-with-a-Colombian twist (drummer Martin Vejarano’s Chia’s Dance Party), Caribbean vallenato with Alejandro Zuleta Vallenato Collective, and other artists ranging from rock to classical guitar (including Lucía Pulido’s right-hand man Sebastián Cruz and his Cheap Landscape trio as well as virtuoso guitarist Nilko Andreas Guarín), gradually transforming as the night unfolds into an all-out dance party with Pablo Mayor’s driving Folklore Urbano Orchestra and the wildly fun Gregorio Uribe Big Band. Special guests to include Limon Dance Company’s Daniel Fetecua and his Pajarillo Pinta’o Dance Company. The energy in the room will erupt once MAKU takes over as the closing act, and the audience is guaranteed to leave dancing!
Saturday, November 10, 2012 –
Venue: Le Poisson Rouge 158 Bleecker Street Manhattan, NY 10012 212.353.3474
Tickets: $20 available ahead or at the door, minors at the door $15
CHIA’s Dance Party is a New York City-based Quintet/Sextet. They deliver a unique musical experience where infectious danceable grooves mix harmoniously with extensive compositional and improvisational work. The band performs original material inspired by the Colombian rhythmic and melodic traditions, yet explores different genres and compositional approaches. All of these sounds are catalyzed by musical director, Martín Vejarano on Drums and compositions.
Sebastián Cruz Cheap Landscape Trio Traditional Colombian music and “urban electricity” led by guitarist/composer Sebastián Cruz.http://www.sebastiancruznotes.com/