[6/15] Preview: “Kumbiamba” at Flamingo Cantina

Saturday, June 15, Flamingo Cantina will host a three band Latin music showcase titled “Kumbiamba.” All three performers will want to keep you in house all night as they are all headliners in their own right. It matters not if you speak the language or not, you’ll just need a pulse and open ears to enjoy this one. Here’s a brief breakdown of the night’s performers.

Como Las Movies is a relatively new name in Austin but with familiar faces. The group features a few former Maneja Beto members. After debuting to the public during Free Week in January, the group the next Latin up-and-comer in the Austin music scene. Their music incorporates elements of R&B, electro-funk, Caribbean music, and Tejano. Lots of keyboards, couple of laptops, traditional Latin percussion as well as electronic percussion. Some accordion too. Lots of jams; minimal vocals. Como Las Movies perform at 9:30 p.m.

El Tule is a staple in Austin’s Latin music scene. Their lyrics are about history, art and culture often focus on legends and tales of the mystical. Their music blends elements of salsa, merengue, cumbia and reggae set to Spanish lyrics. El Tule are currently performing in support of their latest release, Volumen III, and take the stage at 11 p.m.

La Frenetika is Austin’s biggest South American-inspired orkesta. The group performs both original and cover songs rooted in traditional Colombian cumbia, vallenato and gozadera. This year La Frentika added new female vocalist Evelyn Beltran, performed her first show with the group this past March at our Barrio Bash showcase. They have an enthusiastic following and put on an energetic live show which will begin at 12:30 a.m. on Saturday night.

Flamingo Cantina is located at 515 E. 6th Street. Doors open at 9 p.m. Cover is $7. 21+ welcome. Visit the Facebook event page here.

* Please not the above video for La Frenetika is with their previous female vocalist.

Austin Vida Staff

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