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KCRW Presents: CUMBIA SOMOS/WE ARE CUMBIA | Free

An evening of Cumbia from across the continent. Curated by music journalist Betto Arcos, CUMBIA SOMOS will showcase the rich and diverse sounds of cumbia from its origins in the region known as Montes de María, Colombia, to the urban centers of every Latin American city, including Los Angeles. Bring your dancing shoes, this is an evening that celebrates the most popular dance style in the continent. 

The evening will unfold in four different parts: Presentation and talk about the book SOMOS CUMBIA, with music journalists Jaime Andrés Monsalve from Colombia, Enrique Blanc from Mexico and host-curator Betto Arcos; Jaime Andrés Monsalve will comment on the origins of cumbia and introduce the first group, Eduardo Palo Cuero;Betto Arcos will comment on the spread of Cumbia across the continent and introduce L.A.-based folkloric cumbia band Buyepongo; and finally, Enrique Blanc comments on the significance of the Sonidero culture and introduces Sonidero Luis “La Rumba” Noriega and KCRW DJ (TBD). 

July 13, 2024 |  7:00 pm *