Interview: Grupo Cumbé

Chicago’s best local latin and Colombian musicians re-arrange and perform Colombian Cumbia classics with Latin Jazz improvisation. They fuse traditional afro Colombian percussion, with elements of big band style Cumbia and jazz made famous by artists like Lucho Bermudez and the Discos Fuentes record label catalog. Incorporated are call & response vocals, raw traditional percussion courtesy of the Alegre, Tambora, Llamador & Maraca, bottom heavy electric bass lines, Gaita flutes, latin piano and jazz trumpet.

Groupo Cumbé performs on Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 7:30pm at Rumba

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