Austin Vida and Bemba Entertainment are collaborating once again after a year hiatus to bring you a Latin Alternative Series. We wanted to feature new local artists, international artists and great national touring acts. For our first show we are presenting three different bands with eclectic sounds, everything from hip hop to rock to traditional Latin American rhythms. The showcase happens on Friday, Mar. 11 at Flamingo Cantina.
The music of Cilantro Boombox combines elements of Latin, pop and rock with hip-hop, funk, electronic genre, with a dash of traditional Venezuelan music. Beats and percussion, infectious bass lines and vibrant horns with underlying synth sounds are what define Cilantro Boombox’s style. The band was founded by Felix Pacheco and Joe Woullard who plays saxophones (soprano, alto, tenor, baritone), flute, bass clarinet, percussion, keys, among other instruments, and currently performs regularly with Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears, Ocote Soul Sounds, and Hard Proof Afrobeat. Cilantro Boombox performs at 10:00pm.
Bilingual indie band Making Movies released their new single “Sirena” as a free download which we shared with you previously. Making Movies’ song “Sirena” was selected as the soundtrack for the theatrical trailer promoting the Showcase, which will show in over one hundred theaters nationwide. The band’s eclectic sound has landed them gigs alongside Latin Grammy winners and indie darlings alike (Aterciopelados and Delta Spirit namely) as well as praise from national media outlets (NPR Weekend Edition, AOL Musica among others). Austin Vida featured the band in late 2010 with a feature interview and live filming at Momo’s. Making Movies perform at 11:15pm.
Finally we have Elemsiburrón, a rap group from Mexico City with over 10 years of in the national hip-hop scene, having founded groups such as Kanasta Básica (1998), Aztec Soul (1999) and Magisterio (2001). Their rap music goes beyond rhythm and rhymes – it is intellectual and with a purpose, it seeks to break away from conformity to a fake society. Through rap and hip-hop music as a medium of communication, Elemsiburrón seeks transformation by addressing current and social, political and economic issues relevant to our generation. Elemsiburrón performs at 12:30am.
Watch our Austin Vida live clip of Making Movies performing their song “La Tormenta” below: