Fri, July 8th

Chota Madre, Bachaco & M.A.K.U


Doors 11pm
Show 11:30pm
Advance Price $10
Door Price $10

Advanced online ticket sales stop at 5pm on day of show
If available, more tickets are available at door

Line up:
M.A.K.U - 11:30 pm
Chota Madre - 12:30 am
Bachaco - 1:30 am

Bachaco’s music is a world-class fusion of Reggae, Dancehall and Cumbia with styles like Ska and Hip-Hop. Their unique sound and performance appeals to audiences of all ages and ethnic backgrounds. The mix of lyrics in English, Spanish and Jamaican Patwa is simply the result of members coming from the US, Venezuela, Jamaica, Colombia and Puerto Rico. Bachaco is a true multi-cultural experience.

    “If you haven’t caught Bachaco live, you’re missing out. Sure, you might be following them on Twitter, or friends with them on Facebook. Or maybe you sit at work jamming to tracks off their Myspace page. But the fact is, very simply, if you aren’t catching them live, you are missing out. Because that reggae vibe that makes their music so infectious is most definitely present and accounted for. As is the dub vibe, the dancehall, Colombian cumbia, and hip hop. But there’s a whole other element, that certain, as the French say, I don’t know what. They have an energy that’s irrepressible, their performances spinning into full on jams. If you’re an attractive young lady in the audience, you might end up onstage. But wherever you are, you’ll be shaking your ass.”
    - Miami New Times

The band was founded in 2007 by Venezuelan brothers Edilberto Morillo (lead vocals) and his brother Jose Morillo (bass/vocals). That year they recruited Domingo Medina (drums), also from Venezuela, Matthew Jacquette (guitar/vocals) to add his Jamaican flavor to the band and Bruce McKinnon (trumpet/vocals) half Colombian half Irish for an explosive fusion of ideas that turned into Bachaco. To date Bachaco performs regularly in Festivals and venues around the United States primarily in Miami, New York, Boston, Chicago, Atlanta amongst other cities.  Since their formation the band has also performed in Colombia and Argentina.

    “Songs like ‘Cumbia pa’ la Nena’ and ‘Jamaican Cumbia’ are infectious. They immediately make you want to get up and dance”
    - Miami Herald

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Chota Madre
Chota Madre is a band that consists of a family of friends and musicians who enjoy the musical form Bomba. It's their responsibility to make you dance and sweat.

Bomba or Bomba del Chota is an Afro-Ecuadorian musical form from the Chota Valley area of Ecuador in the province of Imbabura and Carchi. Its origins can be traced back to Africa via the middle passage and the use of African slave labor during the country's colonial period. The people dance in pairs to the drums and use improvisation to build relationships between the dancer and lead drummer.

This music tends to have a prominent Spanish, mestizo and indigenous influence in the melodies. It could go from a mid tempo to a very fast rhythm. It is usually played with guitars along with the main local instrument which is also called bomba which is a drum along with a guiro and sometimes bombos and bongos.

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M.A.K.U. Sound System, the best of roots rock, mixes Afro-Colombian drumming with an eclectic variety of urban and gypsy vibes, with blarring brass and distorted guitar sounds. This 8-musician ensemble presents a show full of pure energy, explosive drumming, and Latin American flavor.

Jean Carlos Molinares, percussion
Felipe Quiroz, Keyboards
Lety ElNaggar, Clarinet
Robert Stringer, Trombone
Camilo Rodriguez, Electric guitar
Juan Ospina, Vocals, Bass guitar
Andres Jimenez, Drums, percussion
Liliana Conde, Vocals, Percussion

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