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La Descarga – Afro-Colombian psychedelic night!
July 14 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
La Descarga is going psychedelic! Get ready to experience this unique tribute to Colombian tropical music heritage charged by an electric psychotropical breakdown. The night will reach new sounds of neotropical music. Pure high voltage dancing!
La Descarga is a tribute to the music and dance traditions of the Afro-Colombian regions from the Caribbean and Pacific coasts of Colombia. Created in 2009 in Melbourne, this unique ensemble in Australia has preserved the culture of Colombian Tri-ethnic (Spanish, African and Indigenous) ancestors, sharing it with Australian music and traditions.
Colombia is known as “The land of a thousand rhythms” holding over 1000 folk rhythms. La Descarga explores the roots and sounds of these many rhythms from the coasts including Cumbia, Gaita, Porro, Currulao, Chandé, Mapalé, Tambora. Their repertoire includes traditional songs and original themes.
Recent performances and workshops include: Reservoir Stomp (2016), Darwin Festival (2015), VIVA Victoria (2014), Moomba Festival (2010-2013), National Gallery of Victoria (2014) and Music for the People (2014).
La Descarga has released two singles A Demole’ and Chande Gozoso and will release it’s first EP in 2018.