M.A.K.U. Soundsystem

M.A.K.U. Soundsystem

M.A.K.U. Soundsystem, a powerhouse band, celebrating ten years of innovative original music in the latin and world music scene. Innovators of immigrant beat, MAKU’s music is a full and evert changing expression of their immigrant experience. Born out of the diverse borough of  Queens, NY and and incubated in the tiny Colombian owned venue Terraza Cafe, M.A.K.U was able to build their explosive sound and unshakable grooves. 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.Us music has been featured in various compilations and the band has put out 6 albums and releasing a tenth anniversary special slated for August 2019 with one of the most beloved  New York City labels, Names You can Trust.Over the past ten  years of rehearsals and gigs, criss-crossing America from the Lincoln Center Outdoors -in their adopted hometown of New York- to Chicago, Los Angeles, Toronto, Canada and around the globe to the Roskilde Festival in Denmark and onto the Atlantic Music Expo in Cape Verde. Everywhere they’ve won over friends: a storming appearance at globalFEST saw the band awarded a touring fund, while new outlets have kept heaping praise.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...
Camilo Rodriguez, guitar
Andres Jimenez, Drums
Juan Ospina, Bass/Vocals
Moris Canate, alegre drum



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