Combo Chimbita are a group of first generation New Yorkers from Columbia who have entranced us with their recorded music, but especially their live shows. The band consists of vocalist Carolina Oliveros, synth and bassist Prince of Queens, guitarist Niño Lento, and drummer Dilemastronauta. They're a band that dives deep into their ancestry and explore not just theirs but the traditional sounds and music of "everywhere". Watch the music video for single Esto Es Real (8100mg) below.
"Inspired by Sun Ra’s Afrofuturism, Combo Chimbita champions Tropical Futurism, “the idea that the future doesn’t necessarily have to be this super white Western high-tech Star Wars stuff; that the indigenous ideas and culture of people of color, people of Latin America, can also represent a magical and substantial future. It’s a vision that maybe a lot of people don’t necessarily think about often. The old and deep knowledge that indigenous people have of the land has been neglected for many years as part of capitalism and colonization.”
With gut-wrenching emotion and a nice blend of folklore, ancestral mythologies, punk, psychedelia, and so much more, Combo Chimbita are a don't miss group to see live.
Joining Combo Chimbita is the musical manifestation of Nigerian born, Columbus, Ohio based Sharon Udoh AKA Counterfeit Madison and Cincinnati's psychedelic rock group, Lemon Sky.
As well as these acts, Michael Gibboney and Yusef Quotah AKA INHAILER Radio's United Waves will be DJ'ing in the Northside Tavern front room in between bands bringing infectious grooves from their world music based vinyl collection.
When: 7/16 Doors 7:00PM, Show at 8:00PM
Where: Northside Tavern
How Much: $10 Advance