Los Colombian Roots


If it sometimes seems as though a continent’s worth of music were contained within Colombia, you’ll learn the reason why here. African, European, and indigenous influences mix it up in the drums, gaita flutes, and trance-like vocals of Los Colombian Roots. The New York quintet—which includes members of M.A.K.U. SoundSystem, Dilema Astronauta, and La Cumbiamba NY—will discuss Colombia’s cumbia, porro, puya, tambora, and bullerengue rhythms, and provide copious examples of same.

Wed., March 13, 7:30 p.m., 2013