Tribu Baharú | Loboko
Tribu Baharú hails from Bogotá but their musical style, champeta, is unmistakably from Colombia’s Caribbean coast. Their decidedly Afro-Colombian sound blends plucky guitars and jazzy harmonies with West African percussion.
The band’s motley sounds and influences come together to deliver a fun and high-energy performance. According to the band, Tribu Baharú’s main objective is to invoke the joy and pride of being Caribbean through dance, using music as a vehicle—which they undoubtedly live up to.
Loboko, Brooklyn’s newest Congolese dance band featuring young star Yohni Djungu-Sungu, opens the night with its post-soukous dance punk, a wall of fiery guitars, pounding bass and drums, and animated vocals. Drawing on the richness of Congolese music history and the multi-cultural diasporic experience of life in New York City, Loboko creates a raw contemporary sound that inspires non-stop dancing.