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Is This Cumbia!?
Sat 28 May 2022 20:00
De Helling

For a number of years, cumbia rhythms have become more intertwined in different jazz and pop cultures. The crazy trio Los Pirañas from Bogota (Colombia) gives the cumbia their own twist with bouncing rhythms and the Amsterdam sextet Bacchanalia gives a range of Latin American styles some direct uppercuts. The evening is completed by the pure, raw energy of Cactus Truck and the enchanting, dazzling total performance of Ibelisse Guardia Ferragutti.

Los Pirañas
Psychedelic music in a mix of champeta, afrobeat, rock and cumbia. Performances by this exciting band from Bogota are real energy bombs. Not moving is impossible.

Eblis Alvarez – guitar, keys, electronics | Mario Galeano bass | Pedro Ojeda drums


Exciting band that turns every room upside down with enchanting Spanish-African rhythms and raw explosive sounds of sax, guitar and percussion.

John Dikeman tenor sax | Nico Chientaroli piano | Jasper Stadhouders guitar | Miguel Petruccelli bass guitar | Onno Govaert drums | Tristan Renfrow drums

Cactus Truck
Raw trio with a no-prisoners, high-energy form of free jazz, strongly influenced by Albert Ayler and Peter Brötzmann.

John Dikeman tenor sax | Jasper Stadhouders (bass) guitar | Onno Govaert drums

Ibelisse Guardia Ferragutti
Performances by this total artist surprise without exception. Her creative ability covers the distance from her native country (Bolivia) to her current home (Amsterdam).

Ibelisse Guardia Ferragutti vocals, electronics

280522Los Pirañas
280522 Ibelisse – photo by Maarten Nauw