MAKU Soundsystem

M.A.K.U. Soundsystem, a powerhouse band, born out of the diverse borough of Queens, NY are innovators of immigrant beat, new and original music. Afropop Worldwide praised the “frantic terrain” the band explores. NPR raved about the “driving and gritty energy…this raw-edged, punk-tinged band explodes with the propulsive force of traditional rhythms and urban restlessness.” M.A.K.U's music derives from their immigrant experience, which is an opportunity to create, to find a voice that speaks loud and proud, to connect past and future. A chance to make history. The party continues...


Yotoco’s music defies categorization. It isn’t salsa, son, cumbia, merengue or psychedelic rock; it isn’t rumba, funk, bomba or plena. It draws from all of those traditions, transcends them, and creates something unique, trippy, and extremely danceable. Sebastian Lopez and Natalia Perez’s vocals are authentic and rootsy. Gabo Tomassini’s conga playing is crisp and well-versed in afrolatin music. Evan Garfield knows exactly when to be understated on the drums, and when to bring the funk. Natalia Perez’s guacharaca completes a rich percussion section, and combined with Sebastian’s strong bass, they keep the group grounded in contagious rhythms. To top things off, Jules Belmont's masterly guitar-playing takes us on a musical vision quest. Occasionally, Jules also takes on bass duties, and we are treated to Sebastian’s accordion, which evokes a traditional parranda in some small town in Colombia, like the town of Yotoco in Valle del Cauca, for which the group is named. Yotoco’s music may be hard to classify- but it is very easy to party to.

$10.00 - $12.00


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