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Global Dance Party: Ecos del Pacífico Afrocolombia

December 14, 2012 @ 8:30 pm - 12:00 am


Ecos del Pacifico Afrocolombia is a Chicago-based group formed in 2006 by Julio Cesar Montaño Montenegro and steeped in the Afro-Colombian music and dance traditions of the Pacific coast of Colombia. The group features members of the Montaño Arboleda family and a diverse complement of Chicago musicians of various ethnicities performing on traditional Afro-Colombian percussion, marimba, guitar, clarinet and bass. EPA focuses on the Pacific cost sounds of Currulao, one of the most African influenced-styles in all of Colombia, The music is centered around a drum known as a “cununo”, which superficially resembles the “alegre” drum (used in Cumbia), and a shaker known in parts of Colombia as a “guasá” or “guache”, and Colombian marimba, a wooden xilophone which resembles the African balafon.


December 14, 2012
8:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Old Town School of Folk Music
4545 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago , IL United States

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