Prende La Vela presents: WEPA! Cumbia Roots Festival Berlin

Fr. 04. Mai 2018, 20:00 Uhr


WEPA! Cumbia Roots Festival Berlin - Live Bands/ Dj's/ Streetfood/ Colombian Drinks


As one of the oldest Cumbia LOS GAITEROS DE SAN JACINTO was established in the mid 1950s. Already in 1958, they toured internationally to China and Japan, and to Russia, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and other European countries. Their touring, the exceptional quality of their musicians across generations, and the fact that they are one of the few gaita ensembles whose music has been commercially produced have made them the most important musical group of gaitas and Cumbia in Colombia and worldwide!

Their album, Un Fuego de Sangre Pura (Fire in the Blood), won the Latin Grammy Award 2007 for Best Traditional Album competing against highly recognized artists such as Muñequitos de Matanzas from Cuba. Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto, a century of tradition inspired by the passion of a lifetime.


· Kiko Villamizar (Colombia-USA) live!
Born in Miami to Colombian parents was taken to Colombia as a child and raised on a coffee farm where he learned Colombian folk music through oral tradition with his family. He studied jazz in Miami, then began traveling, collecting melodies and rhythms that make for a genuine world class fusion of Colombian rhythms.
Kiko’s first album, “La Remolacha” was released in March of 2015 on Peligrosa Records. It is a beautiful collage of Latin American and Caribbean rhythms.
The softmore release “Aguas Frías” (also on Peligrosa), transports you to the Colombian Andes and Caribbean with traditional Afro-Colombian drums and the Indigenous Colombian “gaita” flutes meshed with a full psychedelically electric ensemble. This 8 piece carries the traditions of their ancestors while staying relevant in any modern setting. 20 years of trajectory, two world tours later, and a third on the way, from Viena or Bogotá, to Berkeley or New York, Kiko’s stories are always received with standing ovations and hip shaking workouts.


· La Rueda de Madrid (Colombia-Spain) live!
#CumbiaPsicodelica #AfrocolombianBeats
The young collective LA RUEDA DE MADRID plays a explosive mix of vintage Cumbia grooves and modern elements in a powerful live show!
“La Rueda” is a platform for traditional and new rhythms from Colombia in Europe. La Rueda mix the format of traditional music of “Gaitas and Drums” from the colombian caribbean with the power of the machines. The sound his music preserve the legacies of the indigenous and africans ancestors fusioned with the electronic modernism and psychedelic wave.
“La Rueda” is power and taste for any dancer!


· UPROOT ANDY (NYC) dj set
Dj & Producer UPROOT ANDY is one of a kind. Mixing traditional elements with the future sounds of the 21st. century he'll make make us dance till dawn!

· Edna Martinez (Berlin/ Colombia) dj set
Berlin based, in Cartagena de indias raised EDNA MARTINEZ bringing the vibe of her home country straight to the dancefloors of Europe! Afro-Colombian styles such are Champeta and Cumbia, Latin & Tropical grooves!


· El Vago (Berlin/Chile) dj set
El Vago is resident Dj of Berlins longest running Latin party La Regla and he definetly knows how to mash up the place with Cumbia, Salsa & Future Latin vibes!

Presented by: Prende La Vela/ YAAM Berlin/ HHV.DE
An der Schillingbrücke 3 - 10243 Berlin - DE
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