Friday, Apr. 10, popular East Austin venue The Sahara Lounge will be the best place in town to hear live South American-inspired music provided by Austin-based bands La Frenetika and Morena Soul. While each band’s musical stylings have roots in different countries, both compliment each other well enough to keep attendees dancing and happy all night.
La Frenetika offers an array of covers and original music that fuses elements of Colombian style cumbia, vallenato, gozadera and other traditional Latin rhythms. Expect lots of dancing, great crowd of regulars and big sound.
Brazilian fusionists Morena Soul are the quintessential world music party starters. The group’s name is probably familiar as they are a regular at Central Market and perform at seemingly every Brazilian holiday event in town. Formed in 2010, the band was founded by singer Sarah Altoé, guitarist/songwriter Frank Almendra, and percussionist Mike Longoria to bring their own twist to traditional Brazilian rhythms.
The Sahara Lounge is located at 1413 Webberville Rd. Doors open at 9 p.m. 21+ welcome. $7 cover. Visit the Facebook event page here.