Thursday, July 6: 7 pm,
Joe’s Pub- TICKETED $25
-The BK Cumbia Fest takes Manhattan featuring the Afro-Caribbean soul sounds of Afro Dominicano
Friday, July 7th: 5 pm,
The Good Life Garden: Bushwick - FREE
-The event begins with Rueda de Oro, a Colombian community drum circle that aims to teach, share and create dialogue around the folk origins of Cumbia music. Led by community leader Juan Ospina. This will include some basic drum lessons, call and response songs, and folk cumbia dancing led by Karla Florez School of Dance. Bring your drums and skirts or anything you can shake and make noise with.
-The drum circle will be followed by a performance from the Colombian folk ensemble- Maraca Bruja, who will perform a set demonstrating a mastery of the techniques shown by Rueda de Oro.
10 pm: Bebop Póru at House of Yes - TICKETED
-The night will culminate at House of Yes’s newest space, the Onyx Room, with DJ Mickey Perez, famous for his extensive vinyl collection, accompanied by live percussion and flutist.
Saturday, July 8th: Time
TBD: Location TBD - TICKETED
-Three Cumbia bands will take the stage at an iconic Brooklyn venue.
-LA-based, psychedelic cumbia punk band Tropa Magica will headline
Sunday, July 9th: 12 pm:
Public Service at Maria Hernandez Park, Bushwick - FREE
- DJs Toribio and Mickey Perez lead their signature Public Service series in Maria Hernandez Park with free music and face painting for kids and adults!
Monday, July 10th: 9 pm:
Tropical Vortex at Barbès - DONATION BASED
-We all settle down at the iconic Barbès with a night curated by Brooklyn legends, DJs Adrian is Hungry and Sonido Chichadelico. Enjoy renowned Colombian ensemble Son Palenque followed by cumbias on vinyl.