[7/5] Preview: Cilantro Boombox and Afrofreque at Flamingo Cantina

On Friday, July 5, Flamingo Cantina will play host to live sets from Cilantro Boombox and Afrofreque, two of Austin’s funkiest live bands with a global groove. While each have their own unique sound, the two compliment each other well. This mix of sounds should provide a good time for anyone in attendance.

Afrofreque is one Austin’s most prolific funk-fusion bands. Their music fuses elements of soul, reggae, funk, hip hop and Afrobeat. Their lyrics and message aim to be conscious while creative. Afrofreque is fronted by by MC Tigre Liu and features Claude McCann from Charanga Cakewalk and Los Bandidos Cosmicos.

Cilantro Boombox formed when producer/bassist Felix Pacheco and Joe Willard of saxophonist Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears fame came together in 2010. Their unique brand of Afro-Latin fusion or “bilingual funk” incorporates elements of hip hop, salsa, electronica and reggae. The group is performing in support of their self-titled release.

Flamingo Cantina is located at 515 E. 6th Street. Doors open at 9 p.m. Music at 10 p.m. 21+ welcome. Cover is $7. Visit the Facebook event page here.

Austin Vida Staff

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