Monday, July 19, 2010

Global Grooves with Colombianos


Having trouble finding ways to celebrate Colombia's bicentennial in Philly? I know I am. Not sure about anything happening on the day (July 20th, 2010) but there is a cool celebration Thursday, July 22nd at the Kimmel Center. For a reasonable $20, you can listen to the electronic cumbia sounds of Bomba Estéreo.

Bomba Estéreo makes psychedelic cumbia, layering electronic rhythms over the beats of Bogotá, Colombia. The resulting sound is a fusion of Caribbean folk music like cumbia, bullerengue and champeta with electronica, reggae and hip-hop. Bomba Estéreo infuses global rhythms into surf guitar, keyboards, dancehall vocals and hip-hop—producing an explosive live dance sound.

That's not all though! Stay after the concert for the after-party. Head upstairs to Cadence Restaurant where AfroTaino Productions' own DJ Rahsaan will be resident selector of the Official After Parties, showcasing his 21st Century global dance sounds for all until the wee hours of the night.

For tickets visit kimmelcenter.org.
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