Hailing from Palenque, the first free black town in the Americas, the hip-hop group Kombilesa Mi overlays traditional Colombian rhythms and instruments with lyrics in both Spanish and the local language, Palenquero. The result is an electrifying fusion of Palenquero music and urban rap. Proud of their heritage and passionate about music, Kombilesa Mi (Palenquero for My Friends) represents the voice of a new generation of Colombian musicians. The band’s Tropicalia performance is part of their U.S. debut tour.
La Marvela from Washington DC is a Colombian roots music ensemble led by women that highlights the richness of Colombian Afro-rhythms and provides a space to learn and be engaged in Colombian ancestral music.
This concert is presented by Multiflora Productions' annual month-long DIY global music festival "Flash of the Spirit" that happens across multiple venues in Washington DC during the month of October. Its mission is to present emerging and remarkable international musicians from abroad as well as local musicians from our diverse immigrant communities to celebrate their stories, heritage, and cultures through their music.
La Marvela: 8:30PM
Kombilesa Mi: 9:30PM
$12 advance tickets
$15 at the door