La Quilombera – A Rhythm That Speaks All Languages

Welcome to the Quilombo! A Quilombo was a town in Brazil or the Caribbean founded by runaway slaves. It served as a refuge for anyone wishing to escape their current oppressive condition and a place to exchange ideas in the fight for liberation.

That is precisely what La Quilombera is: a musical group that fuses rock and Afro-Latino rhythms creating a refuge for all who seek to escape from boxed ideas and of course, boredom. Because La Quilombera’s musical proposal speaks all languages, makes you want to move your body, and will certainly make everyone have lots of fun.

Photos by Frank Elias
Photo by Frank Elias

Composed by Juan Blaze (Voice), Beto Torrens (Voice and Percussion), Joel Martínez (Lead Guitar), Alex Berríos (Rhythm guitar/Chorus), Doel Delgado Rivera (Bass), Juanky Hernández (Drums/Chorus), Bryant Huffman (Percussion/Chorus) y Falú Quilombo (Accordion/piano/chorus), La Quilombera is currently producing its first full-length album “Homini Falombiucoccus Mastoidis Nefrolíticus”. What exactly is “Homini Falombiucoccus Mastoidis Nefrolíticus”? It’s that special something that sometimes gets into you and you don’t know what it’s called. Well, La Quilombera gave it a name, and it’s “Homini Falombiucoccus Mastoidis Nefrolíticus”. This album includes the talents of several international artists and industry professionals like Mario Siperman (Los Fabulosos Cadillacs) and Eduardo Bergallo (Shakira, Soda Estereo, Lucibel) that make this a truly unique musical experience. But don’t take my word for it, check them out yourselves by downloading their brand new single “Por cada día” (For each day) on the iTunes store. It’s a fun romantic sound perfect for this season. You may also download their first EP “Quilombo y Barbarie” and their previous single “Caminando Voy”.

Photo by Frank Elias
Photo by Frank Elias

Of course, nothing compares to a live performance. Recently, Puerto Rico had the privilege of seeing them live at the famous San Sebastian Street Festival where the fans were left wanting more. And in order to appease them, La Quilombera will be performing live at the Star Stage during the Festival de Apoyo a Claridad 2015 this Friday February 27th at 10:00 PM, as well as an expansive media tour and the launch of their brand new album. It’s time to join the Quilombo and liberate!

Lee la versión en español de éste artículo aquí: La Quilombera – Un ritmo que habla todos los idiomas

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