Ajúa and Pachanka Music Culture proudly present
Sonido Gallo Negro, Kiko Villamizar, Gio Chamba, Pachanga DJ's
Sunday, May 27 2018 at Thalia Hall in PILSEN
SONIDO GALLO NEGRO ///
It's been five years since Sonido Gallo Negro started to be part of Mexican music culture with Chicha, Amazonic and deep
roots mixed with the dense urban experience which, as musicians and denizens of North Mexico City they have lived through day to day.
A nine musician combo: Farfisa organ and lead guitar, electric bass, timbales, flute and bongos, congas, güiro, Theremin, rhythm guitar and samplers decided to bring forth to the present a new and refreshing proposal with a sound that linked Psychodelia with Cumbia, Chicha, Mambo.
KIKO VILLAMIZAR ///
Born in Miami to Colombian parents was taken to Colombia as a child and raised on a coffee farm where he learned Colombian folk music through oral tradition with his family. He studied jazz in Miami, then began traveling, collecting melodies and rhythms that make for a genuine world class fusion of Colombian rhythms. Kiko’s first album, “La Remolacha” was released in March of 2015 on Peligrosa Records. It is a beautiful collage of Latin American and Caribbean rhythms . The softmore release “Aguas Frías” (also on Peligrosa), transports you to the Colombian Andes and Caribbean with traditional Afro-Colombian drums and the Indigenous Colombian “gaita” flutes meshed with a full psychedelically electric ensemble. This 8 piece carries the traditions of their ancestors while staying relevant in any modern setting. 20 years of trajectory, two world tours later, and a third on the way, from Viena or Bogotá, to Berkeley or New York , Kiko’s stories are always received with standing ovations and hip shaking workouts.
GIO CHAMBA ///
Gio Chamba is a musical duo from Houston Texas, consisting of guitarist & singer Giovanny Alejandro and percussionist Coffee Guzman. Their live shows are as dynamic as their music in that they span many genres and moods. They are musical chameleons, blending in and connecting effortlessly with music fans of all kinds.