THIS EVENT TAKE PLACE AT HACKNEY EMPIRE 291 Mare Street, London E8 1EJ All remaining tickets now available throughHackney 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 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.
London based Afro-funk outfit KonKoma will open the evening.