Cartagena’s ‘El Caribefunk’ to Play New York

By 01 July, 2014

New Yorkers will get a chance to dance to some Afro-Carribbean music with elements of reggae and funk, courtesy of El Caribefunk from Cartagena, Colombia.

The quartet, who are spending a summer in Philadelphia with singer-songwriter Ryan Tennis, will debut this Saturday, July 5, in the New York City borough of Staten Island at Isla, a new monthly party put together by native Staten Islanders, Natalia Linares (the ‘artist manager, publicist, and digi-word-of-mouth-er’ known as Conrazón), and DJ Reaganomics. The party’s name is apropos for a band that will surely bring flavor from Colombia’s Caribbean coast depicted in their latest video with them:

El Caribefunk will also play New York City venues, Joe’s Pub on July 17, and Rockwood Music Hall on August 23rd. See the full tour schedule here.

The Isla party will also feature a new (and local) 10-piece AfroLatin Funk band, D.Y.T. (DO YOUR THING), along with DJs Reaganomics (great interview and mix by Reaganomics courtesy of our friends at Radio Mixticius here) and Dizzle.

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Watch members of El Caribefunk discuss their concept below (in Spanish) and follow the band on Facebook and Twitter.


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