Sat, July 12th

Barbes presents LAMC Special: Chicha Libre, Los Crema Paraiso & Others TBA


Doors 7PM
Show 7:45PM
Advance Price $10 (SAVE 30% on dinner when you include a FULL DINNER for only $20 – details below)
Door Price $10
Table Reservation (212) 777-1157

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

Barbès Presents A Night of Latin Iconoclasts in celebration of LAMC. 


Timed to coincide with the LAMC conference – the yearly celebration of Latin American alternative music – Barbès has put together a night of new Latin sounds from across the American continents. 

All the bands share a taste for traditions and an iconoclast’s instinct for molesting tradition. The roots of their music can be traced to Mexico, Uruguay, Venezuela, Colombia and Peru – with more than a few nods to the cultural hydra that is Gringolandia....

Barbès is a Brooklyn club which just celebrated twleve years of eclectic programming – from classical recitals to Georgian polyphonies, Mexican Banda Music, and Bertolt Brecht tributes. Barbès Records, its associated label, has been releasing all manners of new an vintage Latin Tropical music, from its acclaimed Roots of Chicha compilation, to Chilean superstars Chico Trujillo, LA Vallenato band Very Be Careful and Brooklyn’s own Chicha Libre.



Named after a flower used in Mexico as a love potion, Mariachi Flor de Toloache is the only established all female mariachiband, founded by Mireya Ramos in New York City in 2008. All women in the band wear the muy macho traditional black charro outfits, and come from Puerto Rico, Mexico, Germany, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and the United States. Their musical backgrounds range from Indie rock, to classical and Hip Hop, but are all are steeped in all aspects of Mexican music. They play traditional Mariachi instruments such as guitarron (bass) and vihuela (5 string guitar) as well as violins, trumpets and guitar. They have toured Spain, India and the US and have been featured in the NY Times, NBC and Univision.





Hailing mostly from Colombia, the eight members of M.A.K.U. makes big music that begins in traditional Afro- Colombian rhythms and ends somewhere in thepunk-jazz stratosphere - with hints of Colombian Folklore, Psychedelic Rock and Caribbean grooves. It all comes together through a D.I.Y. attitude. The band has toured all over the country, including Lincoln Center, Millenium Park in Chicago, the Levitt Pavillion in Los Angeles and the Concert of Colors in Detroit.



CHICHA LIBRE (10:30pm)

Chicha Libre is a Brooklyn collective made up of French, American, Venezuelan and Mexican musicians inspired by the syncretic mix of rock, psychedelia, surf and cumbia known as Chicha. that was popular in Lima and the Amazon in the 70′s.
The group takes liberties with the genre, adding touches of classical music, French pop, and other unrelated influences – but keeping it all on the dance floor. The group’s music has been featured on the shows Weeds and Homeland and on the Simpson’s twentieth anniversary special. They have brought their psychedelic blend to Istanbul, London, Berlin, Paris and Madrid as well as Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Peru, Colombia and Mexico. This touring season will take them from Primavera Sound, in Barcelona, to WOMAD, in the UK.
Chicha Libre was recently cited by MTV as one of the world’s preeminent Tropical Psychedelic band.





Los Crema Paraiso, named after a beloved Caracas' ice cream parlor, is a Venezuelan power trio made up of drummer Neil Ochoa (Si Se), Guitarist José Luis Pardo (DJ Afro, Los Amigos Invisibles) and bassist Alvaro Benavides(Pedrito Martinez). The trio brings Venezuelan traditional music into jazz, rock, funk, latin grooves, Exotica and Electronica. They takes their cues from the likes of Aldemaro Romero, Noel Petro, Tom Jobim, Medeski, Martin and Wood, Pink Floyd, Freddy Reyna, Ali Aguero and The Police and tackles a repertoire of classic Venezuelan songs, Rock anthems and original pieces.


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SANTE LES AMIS (12:00pm)


Santé Les Amis started in Montevideo in 2007 and quickly broke onto the Uruguayan music scene with their dance-friendly mix of rock and electronic music. Their new album, Sudamaerica, which is available on Nacional Records, has earned them much international praise and led to shows with Franz Ferdinand and Calle 13. This will mark their first time in NY. Santé Les Amis is Diego Traverso (guitar, vocals), Nicolas Demczylo (guitar), David Stabilito (bass, vocals), Santiago Marrero (keyboards), Esteban Lopez (drums).



DJ Afro (after midnight)


In addition of being the main creative force behind Los Amigos Invisibles, DJ Afro (a.k.a Jose Luis Pardo of ) has been leading a double life as a DJ and remixer. He produced remixes for the likes of the Beastie Boys, Fantastic Plastic Machine and David Byrne and has opened for Dimitri from Paris and Little Louie Vega; played at Turntables on the Hudson, Giant Step, PS-1 (NY), Pink (SF), Knitting Factory (LA), La Santanera (Mexico), O bar (Dallas), Sala Arena (Madrid), The Basement (Australia) and many others.


A former member of Mexico's La Catrina, Rana Santacruz's music has been called "Mexican Bluegrass" or "Irish Mariachi" with a dose of rock and alternative. pet. He cites his main influences as The Pogues, Tom Waits, Chavela Vargas, Agustín Lara and son jarocho. His songs tell short tales about broken hearts, sailors, dogs, turkeys, and farewells.

**Dinner Special Details**

Click on the ticket link above and select the General Admission ticket PLUS $20 Dinner special to save 30% on your dinner (does not include TIP). Select your dinner option on the page during checking-out when you review your online order and BEFORE finishing the check process.** 

Dinner options include:

None: I purchased a General Admission Ticket

Option 1: Mediterranean Plate, Salad and a Soda

Option 2: Hamburger, Salad, Humus and a Soda

Option 3: Marinated Grilled Chicken Cubes, Salad, Humus and a Soda

Option 4: Kale Salad, Humus and a Soda