Direct from Colombia, Sabor a Café and Colombian Fest Chicago / El Gran Festival Colombiano welcome Explosión Negra for a festival preview concert.
Founded in 2001, Explosión Negra represents a new evolution in Colombian music. They come from the Pacific coast region of Choco, where a strong African heritage gives life to local rhythms like bunde, flageolet and currulao.
Explosión Negra fuses this rich heritage with modern sounds like hip hop, dancehall, reggae, soca and electronics to achieve a contagious sound that has made its way onto dancefloors from Paris to Sydney to Los Angeles, attracting the attention of the Global Bass DJ movement.
Their latest album, “Levántate”, received a Latin Grammy nomination for Best Tropical Fusion album in 2016.
There is a cover charge of $8 for this special concert event.
And don't miss Chicago's Colombian Fest al Parque, July 15 & 16 at Kelvyn Park, 4438 W. Wrightwood Avenue in Chicago. Tickets and information at colombianfestchicago.com/.