Bumaranga, a word that African slaves brought to Colombia used to designate certain musical formations. It is quite natural that Juan Sebastian Quiros selected this name to designate his Afro-Colombian music fusion project. Bumaranga is a project that proposes a mixture of percussions and flutes typically Colombian with a modern touch brought by electric instruments.
The result is a fusion of sounds from the roots of Afro-Colombian music and its essence, as well as the African and indigenous influence marked by the penetrating and very rhythmic rhythms. The result is a rich music, with authentic sounds, where the attractive rhythms offered by traditional drums such as the “tambora” and the “alegre” drum stand out.
With rhythms such as Cumbia, Puya, Tambora and Mapalé, each presentation of the group Bumaranga is an invitation to discover the modern musical flavors of Colombia.
Bumaranga works to preserve Afro-Colombian music in Canada. It intends to share the cultural richness of Afro-Colombian music born in South America, contributing to the musical diversity of Canada.
The group won the Syli d’Or at the 7th edition of the Syli d’Or de la musique du monde (Club Balattou – Montreal), the Radio CIBL Radio-Montreal award and the Coup de Cœur of the Francofolies Festival in the showcase of crossbred music in 2013. Thanks to the Vivacité Montréal 2013 grant awarded by the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec, Bumaranga produced his first album called Cumbia Electrizante.
CABARET ACOUSTIQUE NUITS D’AFRIQUE – at the Club Balattou
The legendary Club Balattou, and all its team, is happy to open its doors to you, with the “Cabaret acoustique Nuits d’Afrique”.
It is a whole program that awaits you, especially concocted for the public! You will be able to enjoy live performances every week, from Thursday to Sunday, at 9pm. A musical appointment, which makes you travel through Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America, not to be missed!