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Asi Suena Colombia 'Colombia Sounds Like This'


Sat 8 Mar 2014, 2:30pm–4:30pm
Sun 9 Mar 2014, 2:30pm–4:30pm
Mon 10 Mar 2014, 2:30pm–4:30pm

Where: Alexandra Gardens, Boathouse Road, Melbourne CBD, Victoria

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: office31

Over Labour Day long weekend (8-10 March) from 2:40 to 4:30pm daily, Moomba will become the home of Colombian sounds as nationally touring roadshow Asi Suena Colombia brings the biggest Cumbia fiesta Melbourne has ever seen to one of Melbourne’s biggest parties. Produced by Pura Vida Roadshow in partnership with Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV), Asi Suena Colombia will offer Moomba audiences a feast of Colombian music by local and international bands, including Bogota based Frente Cumbiero and Brussels based La Chiva Gantiva. This three-day party forms part of Moomba’s 60th celebration.

Cumbia is a universally loved music genre that originated in the Caribbean coast of Colombia and Panama as a courtship dance among the enslaved African populations. Over its almost 200 year history, this style has exploded in popularity and can now be heard within the repertoire of bands across the globe, often fused with local and contemporary influences. Asi Suena Colombia will also uncover other hidden Colombian rhythms like Colombian Chande, Bullerengue, Currulao and Lumbalu.

You won’t help but get your groove on to the Afro-Caribbean sounds, tropical rhythms and funky Latin beats that make up the music of Asi Suena Colombia, featuring international acts alongside local favourites Cumbia Cosmonauts, new band Miss Colombia, DJ Lucas Posada and guests.

Colombia Sounds Like This showcases the very best contemporary Colombian music, drawing on Colombian rhythms of yesteryear reviving and reinterpreting folkloric forms with electronica, funk, rap, dub, opera and DJ culture. Don’t miss the workshops by Frente Cumbiero every day from 2:40 to 3pm.

Presented by the Multicultural Arts Victoria, Moomba Festival and PuraVida Roadshow with the support of The Embassy of Colombia in Australia, City of Melbourne and Wallonie - Bruxelles International.

Venue: Main Arena, Alexandra Gardens
Time: Cumbia workshop 2:40-3:00pm everyday
Concert: 3- 4:30pm everyday

Sat 8 March 2014
Headline: Frente Cumbiero (performance + workshop)
Support: La Chiva Gantiva

Sun 9 March 2014
Headline: Frente Cumbiero (performance + workshop)
Support: Cumbia Cosmonauts

Mon 10 March 2014
Headline: Frente Cumbiero (performance + workshop)
Support: Miss Colombia