Heat up the Kimmel Center each month at La NOCHE! Experience the hottest live bands as you turn up the steam on the dance floor, led by host/dance leader Kevin Ngo. Enjoy the sexy rhythms of The Caribbean and Latin America as live bands serve up a caliente mix of music that really makes you want to move.
We kick off the party with The La NOCHE Band, led by master percussionist Arturo Stable. We then welcome a different guest group to light up the dance floor.
¡Baila a la música, bebe las cervezas!
8-9PM – The La NOCHE Band
9PM - Grupo Rebolu
Grupo Rebolu is an Afro-Colombian musical ensemble comprised of some of the finest Colombian musicians in the united states.
The group was created from the desire of Ronald Polo, (vocalist/composer/gaitero), Morris Canate, (master folkloric percussionist), and later on Johanna Castaneda (Vocalist/musician) to promote the rich musical traditions of their ancestors; the afro-descendents of Colombia's caribbean coast.
It is their belief that these folkloric traditions should continually evolve over time and with the ideas of new generations of folklorists. This belief is surely reflected in their music.
The original compositions of Ronald Polo forge new paths for Colombian music while respectfully remaining faithful to its ancestral roots. In the process, they create a truly unique musical and cultural experience.
From traditional songs to original compositions, the entirely of Rebolu' repertoire is loaded with energy, history and danceability. Their unique reinterpretations of traditional Afro-Colombian rhythms such as Gaita, Tambora, Chalupa and Bullerengue, among others, make it extremely well suited not only for festivals and cultural events, but also for nightclubs. We hope you listen and enjoy...
“Grupo Rebolú is said to be North America’s most original and danceable Colombian music experiences, soulful yet joyous dance music guaranteed to keep you moving”. - Bangor Daily News
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