Smilin' Ambassador Presents:
Combo Chimbita, Buke and Gase
531 North 12th St.
Philadelphia, PA, 19123
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM (event ends at 10:30 PM)
This event is all ages
Watch & Listen
Rooted in Colombia and based in New York, Combo Chimbita lives in the future. After playing together for years, these first-generation New Yorkers—powerhouse vocalist Carolina Oliveros, synth and bassist Prince of Queens, guitarist Niño Lento, and drummer Dilemastronauta—began experimenting with different traditional musical styles during their late night residencies at Barbès in Brooklyn. Exploring the connections between visual identity and improvisational long-form trips, Combo Chimbita came together as a four-piece band after they started encouraging more vocals by Carolina Oliveros, who tightens the rhythm with her guacharaca.
Buke and Gase
Arone Dyer & Aron Sanchez. Instrumental inventions, due to limited size, breed compositional challenges that lead to instrumental upgrades, further influencing musical direction.
Buke: atypically small 6-string guitar.
Gase: guitar/bass hybrid.
Minimal big beats from foot-activated, low and high frequency percussion.
Volatile rhythmic scenery & panoramic vocal melodies.
music for moments in space and time.
relax your mind.