Balkumbia take the fusion of Balkan traditional music and Cumbia to its extremes, with powerful pounding beats and luscious lyrical instrumentals. Hosts Balkan Cumbia international trailblazer DJ Gyspy Box and local Latin beat legend DJ Cal Jader will be joined by Peruvian Chicha specialist and label boss Ritmo del Barrio this is sure to be an unforgettable culture clash!
Powerful international fusion beats
Balkumbia are undoubtedly one of the leaders of the Balkan Cumbia movement. Formed in Barcelona in 2015, this multicultural collective creates a crafty mix of bombastic beats and alluring lyrical sequences. They have since headlined the Balkabarna Festival and performed alongside some of the biggest names in Latin music like Chico Trujillo and Manu Chao. Get ready for some truly elite Balkan Cumbia.
Latin band with a punk attitude
Los Gusanos’ live shows are invariably energetic and virtuosic and have been likened to watching “a Hendrix jam at a Latin dive-bar”. Inspired by the likes of Buena Vista Social Club; J Dilla; Santana; and, Khruangbin, the band fuse genres including cumbia, salsa and champeta with blues and soul to create world-inspired psychedelic soul music. Their long-awaited EP is dropping Autumn 2022 with the iconic label Ninja Tune Production Music.
DJ Gyspy Box
Electro Cumbia meets Balkan trail-blazer
Mexican native, Balkan Cumbia pioneer. DJ Gypsy Box has been at the forefront of the genre from the beginning and remains there to this day. Now residing in Barcelona, DJ Gypsy Box has been rocking our stage for years now, and they’re back once again to get you moving long into the night.
DJ Cal Jader
Latin beats all-star
An original ‘dancehall caballero’ of Movimientos, DJ Cal Jader draws from his vast catalogue of classic latin rhythms, fresh global sounds and tropical beats to ensure that dance floor remains the only place to be all night long.
Ritmo Del Barrio (DJ set)
Independent record label based in London, UK, “Ritmo del Barrio” has been focused on the exploration of vintage Latin American music with a special attention to Peruvian Cumbia, also known as Chicha. Founded in 2021, RDB reissues feature high calibre Peruvian artists and working together with historical Peruvian labels like Discos Horóscopo and SonoRadio.
Stefano, the main man behind RDB, is also a record collector and highest grade selector of Peruvian rarities.
Saturday 10th December 2022