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Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto and Bomba Estereo touring (separately); Mallu also playing NYC tonight

Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto
Los Gaiteros

Colombian traditional cumbia group Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto have been touring North America and they’ve got a couple upcoming NYC shows this summer including one at Le Poisson Rouge TONIGHT (7/26) with Geko Jones and special guests, and another for the MoMA Nights music series at MoMA on August 2. Tickets for the LPR show are available and the flier for that show is below.

The group have been around since 1940 and released their first album of recorded music, Un Fuego de Sangre Pura, in 2006. NY Daily News profiled them when they were in NYC for a show at Queens Theatre in the Park in 2008. They wrote:

Their music, a tradition dating back to the early 19th century, is the precursor of cumbia, one of Colombia’s most exportable rhythms. In recent years, Colombian folk music has resurged thanks to young rock-infused musicians like Carlos Vives and Juanes. “It’s different,” says Fernández about modern cumbia, but adds, “we have taught many of them — we’ve been their masters.” Now, thanks to their Latin Grammy win and hip-hop friendships, these gray-haired men can boast as much hipness as any of their disciples.

A list of all currently known Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto dates and a live video are below.

Bomba Estereo at ACL 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
Bomba Estereo

In other Colombian music news, Bomba Estereo are on tour and will play NYC tonight (7/26) at Webster Hall with Il Abanico. Tickets for tonight’s show are still available.

Bomba are currently at work on their new album, Elegancia Tropical, which they will self release on their own label this September. You can watch a video of them performing a new song, “Caribbean Power,” recently on ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ and another new one, “Pa Respirar,” in Bogota for La Blogotheque, below. All tour dates are listed below as well.


Speaking of MoMA Nights, Los Gaiteros and Bomba Estereo’s neighbor from Brazil, Mallu will be performing at the series TONIGHT (7/26), doing a set of solo guitar and voice.

Lists of dates, videos, and flier for tonight’s LPR show below…

Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto – “Candelaria”

Bomba Estereo – “Caribbean Power” (Live on Last Call With Carson Daly

Bomba Estereo – “Pa’ Respirar” in Bogota for La Blogotheque


Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto — 2012 Tour Dates
7/26 Le Poisson Rouge New York, NY
8/1 Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall Chicago, IL
8/2 MoMA New York, NY

Bomba Estereo — 2012 Tour Dates
Jul 26 Webster Hall New York, NY
Jul 27 World Cafe Live Philadelphia, PA
Jul 28 Via Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA Tickets
Jul 29 The Mohawk Place Buffalo, NY
Aug 03 Gaia Festival Laytonville, CA
Aug 04 Moe’s Alley Santa Cruz, CA
Aug 05 4th & B San Diego, CA
Aug 07 OBSERVATORY Santa Ana, CA
Aug 10 Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles, CA (FREE!)
Aug 11 Soho Santa Barbara, CA
Aug 12 Outside Lands Music Festival

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