¡TUMBAO! Afro-Latin Music Celebration
Sunday, Jul 21 2024, 5:00pm - 9:00pm PDT. copy to my calendar, iCal export
Finnriver Cider Garden, Cidery Taproom & Orchard 124 Center Road, Chimacum, WA 98325, United States (map)

Join us at Finnriver for a lively weekend July 20-21st, celebrating Afro-Latin music with a percussion workshop Saturday afternoon, performances by REPOSADO on Saturday evening and Bootleg Sunshine on Sunday.

Tumbao! In music of Afro-Cuban origin, tumbao is the basic rhythm played on the bass. In North America, the basic conga drum pattern used in popular music is also called tumbao.

REPOSADO brings "Afro-Latin-Funk" live music from 7-9pm on Saturday. With frontman Jean-Paul Builes as Creative Director, their top shelf "TequilaFunk" stirs up a rich batch of culture, music, and dance. Their rhythm-driven and dynamic landscapes pull from the Caribbean, West Africa, Queens, and JP's new home base in Seattle. REPOSADO is a collective dedicated to using the power of music to connect and transcend. Channeling the musical stylings of Fela Kuti, Fania All-Stars, Curtis Mayfield, and James Brown, they create a modern bilingual activation. Bringing heart and inspiring all to get on their feet, this is music to honor the past, present, and future with hope, respect, and celebration. reposadomusic.com

REPOSADO's percussionist Arturo Rodriguez has been a Rhythm Ambassador all his life. He grew up in a very musical household with his dad an avid conga player and mom a Mambo/salsa dancer/instructor. With over 35 years of playing and performance experience, Arturo is a master percussionist who has played with legends like Tito Puente, Pete Escovedo, Paul Horn, Jason Mraz, Crosby's Stills and Nash, and many more. A beloved teacher and performer at Seattle World Rhythm Fest and NW Folklife Festival Rhythm Tent, Arturo has been infusing afro-latin music and rhythms into the PNW for decades!

On Saturday afternoon, before their show, Arturo will offer a drum workshop for those interested in learning some of these rhythms. Learn more and sign up at: https://shop.finnriver.com/product/Drum-Workshop

On Sunday evening, Bootleg Sunshine will be performing Afro-Cuban & Spanish guitar with Aerial Performance by Amy Maui from 5-7pm. Bootleg Sunshine comes from snowy mountains and steamy jungles, with a pounding Spanish guitar, featuring a daredevil aerialist to spin audacious love stories. Appalachian melodies float atop Afro-Cuban rhythms. Playful and perilous. Sweet little lullabies become epic virtuoso improvisations, like raindrops transform into the heaviest funk grooves. This mini-cirque duo has captivated audiences across the Americas and Pacific, from initiate dinner parties to huge arts and music festivals. Don't miss this one-of-a-kind performance! bootlegsunshine.com