LOS WEMBLER’S, de Iquitos
Chicha Pioneers and Originators of El Sonido Amazonico
Thursday, July 9; 7pm
Advance Price Tickets $15 here
Los Wembler’s, the legendary band from Iquitos, Peru, will be traveling to the US for the first time. The five Sanchez Brothers who make up the band are Amazonian Cumbia pioneers who helped launch the Chicha explosion of the 1970’s. Los Wembler’s have only rarely left the Amazon and this is a unique opportunity to see them. The brothers are still faithful to their original sound, and haven’t lost a bit of their passion and enthusiasm. They will be performing an original repertoire that spans forty years and includes some of their hits, including Sonidio Amazonico and Danza del Petrolero, which were featured on the Roots of Chicha compilations.
DJ Sabroso, from Lima – the foremost authority on Peruvian Chicha – will be on hand to DJ as will Roots of Chicha producer DJ K Conan.
Also: footage of Iquitos, food trucks, Pisco, special guests and more.
Sunday, July 12; 4-10pm
$10 Sugested Donation
SECOND SUNDAYS is a monthly series of open studios, live music, and site-specific interventions presented by Pioneer Works the second Sunday of every month. The series showcases artists in residence along with musical performances and DJs, curated by Olivier Conan.
Stream the event live on Clocktower Radio at clocktower.org/listen!
Carmen Bouyer, Clara Claus, Clocktower Radio, Hyon Gyon, Robyn Hasty, Joséphine Kaeppelin, Nanotronics Imaging, Paul Korzan, Janna Levin, Ido Michaeli, Azikiwe Mohammed, Chris Woebken, and Mathilde Roussel
BULLA EN EL BARRIO 6:30pm
Led by Barranquilla native Carolina Oliveros, the drummers and singers of Bulla en el Barrio explore new and classic Bailes Cantados of Bullerengue. Bullerengue originated on the Carribean Colombian coast of Colombia. The music has deep African roots, it consists mostly of drummers and female singers and posesses a mesmerizing, trance-like quality.
Carolina Oliveros belongs to a younger generation of cantadoras who have a deep connection to the tradition but have also been influences by all the music they were exposed to growing up: classical music, rock and cumbia among others. The group will be paying homage to lesser known cantadoras and cantadores from Uraba – region of Colombia located between Antioquia, Choco and Cordoba. Featuring songs by Eustiquia Amaranto (Turbo), Darlina Saenz (Necocli), Ana Garces (Necocli), Eloisa Garces (Necocli), Eulalia Gonzales (Maria La Baja), Pabla Florez (Maria La Baja), and Sabina Escudero
SUPERMAMBO A Vibes Tribute to TITO PUENTE 8:00pm
Mambo King and timbalero extraordinaire Tito Puente was also an accomplished vibraphone player. The instrument was prominently featured on his early mambo recordings. Grammy-nominated Felipe Fournier is a percussionist and vibes player from Costa Rica who plays with Ruben Blades and classic salsa outfit Our Latin Thing. He has assembled a group of musicians who have collectively played with some of the greatest Latin musicians – Eddie Palmieri, Willie Colon as well as the late Tito Puente himself.
Found Sound Nation
Sunday, July 26
7pm; $10 Suggested Donation
Operating under the overarching FSN ethos that encourages the diminishing of boundaries in music-making and music-listening – be they ethnic, cultural, or stylistic – this concert series features a diverse curation of artists, both local and international. Audiences and performers alike are invited to experience something special and out-of-the-ordinary, as this collection of traditional and contemporary artists, community members and visitors, congregates in a unique kind of concert environment to engage in the intimate offering of sound.
Featuring: Christopher Tignor, Jarana Beat, Julia Easterlin, and Twain
Curated by Nandi Plunkett
Visual design by Celina Carney
Video projections by Zack Levine
Something Must Break
Friday, July 31
For many of the few who have been able to see it, Something Must Break is considered one of the best attempts at transgender representation and the psycho-social complexities that this subjectivity entails. Located in contemporary Stockholm, the film gives us a glimpse in the life of Saga, a young transgender woman living and surviving in a not so inviting Sweden. Based on a novel by Swedish writer Eli Leven, this film portraits a possible poetic optimism that doesn’t falls into cheesy, mainstream narratives. Despite the fact that this film has been commercially released in Sweden, Germany, and other Eastern European countries it does not have distribution in the US, so this screening is one of the few occasions to watch it.
Curated by Clara López Menéndez