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Tribu Baharú

  • North Street Cabaret 610 North Street Madison, WI, 53704 United States (map)

Colombia's Tribu Baharú specialize in a complex, bright strain of Afro-Latin music. Info


Bogotá, Colombia band Tribu Baharú play the Afro-Latin folk music known as Champeta. Combining the fleet melodies and call-and-response vocals of African genres like highlife and soukos with the rhythmic traditions of Caribbean and indigenous Latin American peoples, the genre sprouted during the 1970s and 1980s amid a specific set of political and social circumstances, as a reaction to the marginalization of Afro-Latino people in Colombia. In Tribu Baharú's hands, the music is dense and brightly electric, and only seems to benefit from having more things thrown into the mix, including elements of contemporary funk and reggae. Live footage of the band is invariably lively, with two vocalists coordinating lots of crowd interaction and venturing into the audience when possible—which should make for a wonderfully raucous show at the intimate North Street Cabaret. Tribu Baharú will also be headlining the Central Park Sessions on August 16.  —Scott Gordon

Earlier Event: August 14
Joe Pera, Jo Firestone, Conner O'Malley
Later Event: August 15
DakhaBrakha, Yid Vicious (free)