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Friday 20 July 2012 Doors open 8pm
Hackney Empire
291 Mare Street
E8 1EJ
020 8510 4500

Will Holland aka Quantic has joined forces with Mario Galeano of Bogota’s pioneering Frente Cumbiero to create Ondatrópica a new band embracing the past, present and future of Colombia’s tropical cumbia sound.

Ondatrópica cradles the talents of some greats from the seventies golden age of Medellin’s Discos Fuentes such as Michi Sarmiento on sax, Wilson Viveros on timbales and Pedro ‘Ramaya’ Beltran on flute alongside a breaking wave of young tropicalistas including Nidia Gongora on vocals and the mighty Chongo on percussion to create a new Caribbean sound spanning the musical generations.

Ondatrópica, with added talents from Mexico and Venezuela, has been nurtured in its development by the British Council and also appears in London as part of the BT River of Music.

Pedro Ojeda / drums
Chongo / Percussion, alegre, caja
Wilson Viveros / Timbales
Mario Galeano / Bass
Will Holland / Guitar, Accordion
Alfredito Linares / Piano
Michi Sarmiento / Alto Saxophone
Marco Fajardo / Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Jorge Gaviria / Trumpet
Pedro “Ramaya”  Beltran / Millo Flute
Markitos Mikolta / Vocals
Nidia Gongora / Vocals
Ray Perez / Keyboards + Vocals  (Venezuela)
Casimiro Granillo / Violin, Charango, Vox (Mexico)

Produced by the Barbican in association with ¡Como No!
Supported by the British Council

The album Ondatropica is released by Soundway on July 16 CD / LP / Digital SNDW 045