COLOMBIAGE, in association with the HAY FESTIVAL, are delighted to bring you FRENTE CUMBIERO, one of Colombia’s most pioneering Cumbia bands paving the way for new musical encounters between genres, generations, continents, artists and much more.
FRENTE CUMBIERO explores the sound and identity of cumbia throughout Latin America. Having participated in cumbia-related projects since 1999 in Colombia, Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, England, France and Holland, the band has collaborated with key players in the cumbia movement, building bridges between the cumbia capitals of the world, all the way from New York right through to Buenos Aires. On one of it’s more recent projects, and with the support of the British Council, FRENTE CUMBIERO joined forces with legendary dub producer MAD PROFESSOR to produce one of the first tangible encounters between Cumbia and Dub.
The result was mesmerising and we are delighted to be working in association with the Hay Festival to premier their work in London at Brixton’s JAMM this coming May.
Also confirmed is a very special guest and friend of Colombiage, DJ Russ Jones aka The Hackney Globe Trotter, who will be opening and closing the night with his electrifying cumbia rhythms.’The Hackney Globe Trotter’ is a firm lover of good sounds, funky eyewear, bicycle racing and vintage Volkswagens. Russ is behind some of London’s most successful clubs including London Calling, No Room for Squares and Blue Note. He also helped to set up the celebrated Brazilian record label ‘Far Out Recordings’. From his seminal club night Future World Funk (est. 1999) he has gone on to compile over 13 compilation CDs including the very influential FWF series, two volumes of Gypsy Beats and Balkan Bangers and now a follow up with a twist – Arriba La Cumbia – the new sounds of cumbia from around world which in turn has morphed into a very successful monthly club night.
|When: 31 May 2012
Where: BRIXTON JAMM / 261 Brixton Road / SW9 6LH
Time: Doors open at 7pm
Tickets: £10 at the door (Prebooking has been closed now).
Frente Cumbiero’s EXPLOSION DE VINILOS and JALEY, JALEY at the RompeCadera!
More about the band:
Followers of vinyl culture, FRENTE CUMBIERO released the first Colombian cumbia vinyls in more than a decade, the 7″ Pitchito with Brooklyn based label “Names You Can Trust” and the double LP “Frente Cumbiero Meets Mad Professor ” with Spanish label Vampisoul.
Currently they are developing the project Ondatrópica together with British producer Will Holland AKA Quantic. Ondatrópica will gather a group of the best old school Colombian tropical musicians together with the new generation to record an album in the mythical Discos Fuentes’ studios in Medellín Colombia. The results of the experiment will be showcased during the Olympic Games in London 2012. With a growing international interest in their sound, FRENTE CUMBIERO is at the forefront of the Nueva Cumbia movement in Colombia.
Interview Bomb Magazine NY: http://bombsite.com/issues/110/articles/3377
Rolling Stone Argentina: http://www.rollingstone.com.ar/1328121-conoce-a-frente-cumbiero
Red Bull Panamerika: http://panamerika.fm/blog/los-profesores-galacticos-de-un-frente-cumbier/
Café de Colombia special: http://www.vidasal100.com/frente-cumbiero/