Chicha Summit Day Party:
Contemporary North and South American Latin music exhibition
@ Spiderhouse Ballroom
Friday, Mar. 16, 2018 12-7PM
1PM Combo Chimbita (NYC)
2PM EL Dusty (Corpus Christi)
3PM Money Chicha (Austin)
4PM Kiko Villamizar (Austin)
5PM Superfonicos (Austin)
6PM La Misa Negra (SF)
Local psychedelic-Cumbia heroes Money Chicha, featuring veterans of the Grammy-award winning Grupo Fantasma and Ozzy Osbourne approved Brownout/Brown Sabbath, bring their Chicha Summit brand home. After four successful journeys spreading the gospel of chicha and psychedelic cumbia to audiences across America, this intrepid band of capable musicians brings their sound to the Spiderhouse Ballroom for FREE day show on Friday, March 16th.
Joining them will be a host of acts representing the new wave of Cumbia-centric, Chicha inspired acts from the East, West and third coast as well as a number of acts hailing from Colombia, motherland of Cumbia rhythm and culture.
Confirmed acts include:
Money Chicha (Austin, TX) — Money Chicha’s debut album Echo en Mexico was released in July 2016 on Spanish label Vampisol/Munster records to widespread acclaim. Ever since its release the band has been performing and touring relentlessly at clubs and festivals across North America. Hot on the heels of their fourth Chicha Summit tour through the Southwest and West coast, this tour tightened ensemble blends heavy percussion, gritty farfisa organ and effects drenched guitar pyrotechnics into an intoxicating cocktail.
Combo Chimbita (NYC) — Rooted in Colombia and based in New York, Combo Chimbita lives in the future. After playing together for years, these first-generation New Yorkers—powerhouse vocalist Carolina Oliveros, synth and bassist Prince of Queens, guitarist Niño Lento, and drummer Dilemastronauta— experiment with different traditional musical styles, exploring the connections between visual identity and improvisational long-form trips. Their first EP, El Corredor del Jaguar, was released in October 2016 on Names You Can Trust.
La Misa Negra (SF) — La Misa Negra is a 7-piece band from Oakland, California, known for their unique blend of heavyweight cumbia and high-energy, Afro-Latin music. On stage, they deliver an electrifying performance that explodes with infectious dance grooves and punk rock energy, powered by horn and accordion-driven riffs, a fierce rhythm section, and a vintage-inspired sound.
EL Dusty (Corpus Christi, TX) — Raised and rooted in Corpus Christi, producer, DJ, and nu-cumbia pioneer El Dusty translates the Southern Texas border experience into new barrio anthems where the MPC2000 sampler and chopped clips of Latin music history collide. With his major label debut on Universal dropping soon following the success of his single K Le Pasa, ElDusty’s self-taught approach is as collaborative as it is singular, drawing from a crate-digging and turntablist tradition that links Latin classics with the new generation of bass-heavy soundsystem and hip-hop cultures. Facebook.com/eldusty
Kiko Villamizar (Austin, TX/Colombia) — Kiko Villamizar was born in Miami to Colombian parents and was taken to the Andean city of Medellin, Colombia where he was raised. There he learned Latin American folk music through the oral tradition of his family and then returned to Miami to study jazz after high school. Then he began traveling the Americas collecting melodies and beats that he has formed into his own unique mix, fusing afro-colombian music with reggae, and other Latin/world beats.
Superfonicos (Austin, TX) — Fusing Colombian funk and Caribe soul, Superfónicos is a fruitful source of lush licks. This 8 piece ensemble is bound together by an advocacy for peace and unity through therapeutic dance.
More Bands TBA (pending Visa clearance STAY TUNED for updates and final schedule!)