LADAMA

Presented by WMI

LADAMA

Balún

Sat, May 5, 2018

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$20 - $25

This event is 21 and over

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LADAMA
LADAMA
LADAMA is an ensemble of women musicians from across the Americas who, aside from performing as a touring band, strive to engage the youth in their respective communities in the process of music-making, composition and audio production through collaboration and performance workshops. The musicians are Mafer Bandola (Venezuela), Lara Klaus (Brazil), Daniela Serna (Colombia) and Sara Lucas (U.S.). With rhythm and percussion driving their original compositions that are sung in Spanish, Portuguese and English, they combine disparate, traditional roots music with pop. The result is a sonic experience that encourages the audience to view the future as a world that communicates across continents and cultures, using sound and story.

...a rollicking celebration of rhythmic give-and-take. Lithe melodies twist around cacophonous percussion, four voices harmonizing in joyous bursts.” – WBUR

This concert is part of World Music Institute’s Voces De Las Mujeres Series.

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Balún
Balún
Brooklyn-based electronic indie band Balún self-identify as transnational. The quartet that broke out of the San Juan indie scene a decade ago has since undergone a formational odyssey through the industry, academia, and the stateside Puerto Rican experience. Balún’s long awaited sophomore album Prisma Tropical focuses an incredibly wide field of genres and influences into a revelatory sound that evokes both of the band’s homes and the distance between them. Heavy doses of tiple, bomba barrel drum, and dembow work alongside loops and layers of shimmering synths to accomplish something explicitly of the island, yet fluent in the language of global pop. Tied together around the magical realism of singer Angélica Negrón’s lyrics, Balún’s deep understanding of reggaeton's Jamaican dancehall roots has transformed their shoegaze pop into “dreambow.” Balún's new single El Espanto premiered on NPR’s Songs We Love and is the latest preview of Prisma Tropical, which is one of Noisey's Most Anticipated Hispano-American Albums of 2018. La Nueva Ciudad, their previous single and one of Remezcla's 10 Best Songs of 2016, was Spotify Latino's Song of the Day and broke into the Viral Charts globally and in 8 countries including Spain, Mexico, Chile, & Argentina.