Ondatropica + KonKoma and DJ Miles Cleret

Feat. Quantic, Mario Galeano and more.
The past, present and future of Colombia's tropical cumbia sound

20 July 2012 / 20:30
Hackney Empire

(Tickets available at Hackney Empire)

291 Mare Street, London E8 1EJ
All remaining t
ickets now available through Hackney Empire box office Tel: 020 8985 2424

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 set  by Barbican Music

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.

London based Afro-funk outfit KonKoma will open the evening.

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This event is part of:
Summer Music 2012

Produced by the Barbican in association with ¡Como No!

Supported by the British Council

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