You’re invited to attend
Wepa Festival 2018!
2nd Annual Wepa! Fest featuring Masters of Colombian tradition to a new generation of people. Featuring Grammy Award Winners recorded by the smithsonian institute, the originators of Colombian Cumbia, Los Gaiteros De San Jacinto with special guest, the grandson of Andres Lander, the king of international Cumbia, Yeison Landero and featuring Kiko Villamizar w/ Trapiche de Colomboy and La Rueda de Madrid. Uniting inheritors of tradition past present and future.
Date: June 15th, 2018
Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/181293679196171/
Ticket Price: $20 ADV, $25 Day of
We've also collected some press materials below we think you might need or find helpful in covering the fest.
LOS GAITEROS DE SAN JACINTO
Established in the mid 1950s, they undertook their first tour throughout Colombia, under the leadershipof folklorists Manuel and Delia Zapata Olivella. In 1958, they toured internationally to China and Japan, and to Russia, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and other European countries.
In 1968, they Performed at the Olympic Cultural Games in Mexico. Their touring, the exceptional quality of their musicians across generations, and the fact that they are one of the few gaita ensembles whose music has been commercially produced have made them the most important musical group of gaitas and Cumbia in Colombia and worldwide.
Their album, Un Fuego de Sangre Pura (Fire in the Blood), from the Smithsonian Folkways Series Recordings of the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C., won the Latin Grammy Award 2007 for Best Traditional Album competing against highly recognized artists such as Muñequitos de Matanzas from Cuba. Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto, a century of tradition inspired by the passion of a lifetime
Born in Miami to Colombian parents was taken to Colombia as a child and raised on a coffee farm where he learned Colombian folk music through oral tradition with his family. He studied jazz in Miami, then began traveling, collecting melodies and rhythms that make for a genuine world class fusion of Colombian rhythms. Kiko’s first album, “La Remolacha” was released in March of 2015 on Peligrosa Records. It is a beautiful collage of Latin American and Caribbean rhythms . The softmore release “Aguas Frías” (also on Peligrosa), transports you to the Colombian Andes and Caribbean with traditional Afro-Colombian drums and the Indigenous Colombian “gaita” flutes meshed with a full psychedelically electric ensemble. This 8 piece carries the traditions of their ancestors while staying relevant in any modern setting. 20 years of trajectory, two world tours later, and a third on the way, from Viena or Bogotá, to Berkeley or New York , Kiko’s stories are always received with standing ovations and hip shaking workouts.
LA RUEDA DE MADRID
Fundada por músicos y gestores culturales colombianos en Madrid (España). La Rueda es una plataforma para las músicas tradicionales y nuevas músicas de Colombia en Europa.
Mezclamos el formato tradicional de la música de gaitas y tambores del Caribe Colombiano con el poder de las máquinas. Nuestro sonido conserva los legados ancestrales indígenas y africanos y los fusiona con las ondas psicodélicas y electrónicas modernas. #Cumbiapsicodélica #Afrocolombianbeats.
TRAPICHE DE COLOMBOY
Yeison Andres Landero, heredero de la Dinastía del Rey de la Cumbia Andres Landero.
De la familia es el único al que el Maestro enseñó a tocar acordeón.
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Enjoy some of the music from this year's performers