Thursday, 17 February 2011

Mexican Institute of Sound in Concert * London 17th April / 2011

Headliner’s Mexican Institute of Sound make their UK debut “Cutting the high-octane pace from dance with energetically proud Mexican flavours is a fierce combination” Clash. Cumbia is just one ingredient but its flavour rubs off on everything else in the mix.

A special La Linea sampler night of artists playing with the unstoppable, loping cumbia beat that is rattling the ribcages of a continent’s youth from Buenos Aires to Mexico City.

“Nuts, quite frankly, and probably the most fun you can have without removing your poncho.” The Word

“Can’t stop listening to his frazzled mariachi remake of The Verve’s Bittersweet Symphony’. It’s Amazing” Dazed & Confused

Buenos Aires’ own Axel Krygier and his band pop some twisted digital cumbia into their mix “ a llama on speed...unashamedly, wonderfully weird stuff” Songlines

And kicking of the night is the defiantly Old School Cumbia of Pollito Boogaloo led by Colombia’s Rafael Berrio playing live in the style of classic 60s cumbia, vallenato and puya and mixing in a little dub proving that in cumbia to know where you are at you truly have to hear where you are from.
A fun packed welcome to the wild extremes of cumbia.

Tickets for this event are available from the venue box office, and can be purchased at face value if payment is made in cash.

1A Camden High Street, London, NW1 7JE
Tel: 0844 847 2258

Official website Mexican Institute of Sound
Axel Krygier myspace
Pollito Boogaloo myspace

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