Friday, 29 October 2010

From Spain: La Troba Kung-Fu

Direct from Barcelona La Troba Kung-Fú came to London after making their UK debut  in 2009 at La Linea festival. Troba Kung-Fú were formed by singer and accordionist Joan Garriga from the ashes of another great Barcelona band, Dusminguet. Troba Kung-Fú's innovation has been to weld Colombian cumbia to the dance rhythms of gypsy Rumba Catalana, seasoned with dub to deliver a manic and electrifying live show. The band are stepping off their November regional UK tour with soulmates Ojos de Brujo to play this headline show. Russ Jones the Hackney Globetrotter spices the night with a set of cumbia cuts and mestizo platters.

La Troba Kung-Fú, another example of the remarkable musical mestizaje (fusion) that continues to emerge from the barrios of Barcalona, is led by singer and accordionist Joan Garriga. Heavily influenced by Cumbia, seasoned by rock and reggae, they deliver a manic and electrifying live show.

Watch La Troba Kung Fu on youtube

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