You won’t be able to sit still as Tribu Baharú, one of the leading Champeta groups from Colombia, takes the stage. Brooklyn’s newest Congolese guitar band, Loboko, opens.
Tribu Baharú hails from Bogotá but their musical style, champeta, is unmistakably from Colombia’s Caribbean coast. Their decidedly Afro-Colombian sound blends plucky guitars and jazzy harmonies with West African percussion.
The band’s motley sounds and influences come together to deliver a fun and high-energy performance. According to the band, Tribu Baharú’s main objective is to invoke the joy and pride of being Caribbean through dance, using music as a vehicle—which they undoubtedly live up to.
Loboko, Brooklyn’s newest Congolese dance band featuring young star Yohni Djungu-Sungu, opens the night with its post-soukous dance punk, a wall of fiery guitars, pounding bass and drums, and animated vocals. Drawing on the richness of Congolese music history and the multi-cultural diasporic experience of life in New York City, Loboko creates a raw contemporary sound that inspires non-stop dancing.
- Doors Open at 7PM / Show at 8PM
- General Admission: Standing