Ondatrópica release album, UK shows now in progress
aaamusic | On 23, Jul 2012
“One of the albums of the year.”
“A polyrhythmic, rump-rotating blend of brass, keys, percussion, guitar and vocals.”
“When it comes to rump-shaking dance music, Colombia’s Ondatrópica is hard to beat.”
“Brilliantly marries alien forms with cumbia’s clattering rhythms and wheezy accordions.”
All-star Colombian group Ondatrópica release their debut album this week through Soundway Records as they gear up for their first ever UK shows. A 12 piece Ondatrópica touring band headline the Hackney Empire on Friday 20th July before appearing on The Americas stage at The BT River of Music on 22nd July.
Conceived by Colombian musician Mario Galeano, the force behind the band Frente Cumbiero, and English producer Will ‘Quantic’ Holland, Ondatrópica brings together an all-star cast representing both the classic and modern styles of la musica Colombiana.
The 12 piece live band includes 74 year old Michi Sarmiento, crowned the Godfather of Ondatrópica during the recording process, 82 year old flautist Pedro Ramayá, singer Markkitos Micolta and a group of younger musicians that includes singer Nidia Góngora, beatboxer and percussionist Chongo, Quantic and Mario Galeano.
*Click on the link and hover your cursor over the image to find out who the musicians are in the Ondatrópica live band.*
22/07/12 – BT River of Music, London UK: http://www.btriverofmusic.com/
27/07/12 – The Lincoln Centre, New York, USA http://bit.ly/KtdT25
29/07 – The Mayan Theater, Los Angeles, USA http://tktwb.tw/Q1TTZI
02/08/12 – Concorde 2, Brighton http://bit.ly/O9N0QP
03/08/12 – Dromo Festival, Oristano, Sardina http://bit.ly/Kte9hC
04/08/12 – House of World Cultures, Berlin http://bit.ly/Ktfdly