Bogotá’s Tribu Baharu embark on second U.S. tour

By | 19 August, 2016

Bogotá, Colombia’s “champeta champions” Tribu Baharú are on their way back to the United States to perform in the nation’s capitol of Washington, D.C., New York, and “pine tree state” of Maine.

The mini-tour comes just eight months after the quintet thrilled a sold-out concert hall as part of 2016 Global Fest, one of New York City’s best-known global music festivals that takes place each January. Tribu’s performance earned them a mention in the The New York Times among other media buzz.

This trip will find them performing in D.C.’s famed John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Monday, 22nd of August, and at Bossa Bistro on Tuesday the 23rd. In the Big Apple, they’ll play two sets at world music venue, SOBs, on the 26th of August. The band then heads further northeast to the New England state of Maine, where they’re part of the American Folk Festival on the Bangor waterfront.

Tribu’s Boris Nelson, who plays a fantastic guitar in the Congolese Soukous style that champeta requires, tells us the band is working on their second album, which they hope to release sometime in 2017.

Get more information about Tribu Baharú’s U.S. tour on their Facebook page, and watch a video of them performing their hit, “Un Besito, below.


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