For the first time in the UK, one of the most renowned Colombian bands in Europe, La Chiva Gantiva. Born in Brussels in 2005 and mainly composed by Colombian artists, its music is inspired by afro-Colombian rhythms and enriched by all kinds of modern sounds, like rock and funk. The band mixes cumbia, salsa, and other Colombian rythms such as champeta, chirimia and sanjuanero, to name a few. Originality and innovation are perhaps the best attributes associated with the band, which is constantly surprising audiences with their live performances and their inexhaustible energy. They will get everyone up and dancing at Colombiage season this year.
Rafael ESPINEL – Director, front-man, percussion
Natalia GANTIVA – Tambora, percussion
Felipe DECKERS – Guitar, piple
Floriant DUCET – Clarinet
Martin MEREAU – Drums, trumpet, marimba
Seppe VAN HULLE – Bass
Guilaume CODUTTI – Congas
Ho Duc TUAN – Sax
La Chiva gantiva (UK debut)
Sat 20th Nov / 9:00pm
£8 adv / £10 door
RichMix / Bar
35-47 Bethnal Green Road
La Chiva Gantiva was born in Brussels, in 2005. Mainly composed by Colombian artists, its music is basically inspired by afro-Colombian music, and enriched by all kinds of modern sounds, like rock and funk.
The band has reached it’s own style and popularity by making numerous concerts all around Belgium,and is now presenting in Europe its latest EP: Apretao.
Originality is perharps the best quality of the band, which is constantly surprising its public while performing live.