A Special Live Performance by Ondatrópica feat: Michi Sarmiento, Pedro “Ramaya” Beltran, Mario Galeano (Frente Cumbiero), Will “Quantic” Holland, Wilson Viveros, Markitos Mikolta, Alfredito Linares, Nidia Gongora, Juan Carlos “Chongo” Puello, y Mas.
Opening Sets By: Very Be Careful Buyepongo Chicano Batman
DJ Sets By: Sloe Poke (Feel Good Musik) Canyon Cody (Subsuelo) Panamami (Bodega) Ganas (Mas Exitos)
Quantic and Alice Russell will be performing LIVE on a heavy heavy lineup including the Robert Glasper Experiment feat. Bilal and King in Los Angeles on Wednesday, March 21st, 2012. SECOND SHOW ADDED: Tickets Available: www.evfamusic.com | RSVP on FACEBOOK
Mark your calendars, this one is gonna be BIG! We’re all very excited to have this happening in Los Angeles and wouldn’t want anyone to miss out on this bill! Check below for important event details…
“We are having the greatest conversations with Quantic and Robert Glasper about all of the many special guests and surprises that we have in store for this very special show. However, we have been sworn to secrecy! We also wanted to be sure to inform you that TICKETS WILL SELL OUT. They are moving faster than any previous ArtDontSleep shows and we expect to be sold out by next week. We just want to make sure that all of our good friends, that we know will LOVE this event, don’t get left outside in the cold…
Below are a few of our favorite videos and various pieces of music from all of the wonderful artists on the bill. Feel free to listen, download, share, etc. The more folks these wonderful artists reach, the better the world will be! 🙂
Lastly, we printed a very limited amount of tickets for all of our folks that do not like to purchase online tickets. A physical ticket means you dont wait in will call, you just walk straight through the door.
Below you will find the addresses of the two physical locations we are housing tickets at. One is on the west side and one is on the east side.”
Thursday, March 22, 2012 (8pm – 2am)
EVFA & ArtDontSleep present:
The Robert Glasper Experiment feat Bilal & KING
& Quantic & Alice Russell (Live Band)
Main Room DJs: Rich Medina & Anthony Valadez
Lounge DJ’s: Al Jackson, Sacred & Daz
Hosted By: Azul Amaral
Exchange LA :: 618 S. Spring Street :: Los Angeles, CA 90014 :: (213) 627-8070
The Petronio Alvarez Festival is a 5 day music event and competition held annually in Cali, Colombia. By a process of application and selection over 90 groups are invited each year to compete for the winning title. Across several evenings, bands perform in different musical categories as five judges mark them on appearance, composition, delivery and sound. The diversity is astounding, but all music presented is rooted in the traditions of the Pacific: marimba lead currulao from the south of the coast, home made violins from cauca and cutting dual-clarinet chiramia music from the choco region. As well as strictly folkloric groups, the festival also plays host to more urban interpretations of the Pacific sound, fusing tradition with salsa, reggaeton and rap. The Petronio experience is band focused, but the crowd give so much to the event, a great sense of unity and pride is shared by all who attend. A songline sung on stage soon becomes a thousand strong sing-along echoing around the shaky concrete frame of the bull ring it is held in.
People arrive ready to represent their origins in the Pacific and both celebrate and illuminate African heritage in Colombia. The festival also serves as a tremendous opportunity to see groups from rural regions who often travel several days by water and road to get there. It would be near impossible to see such a cross section of groups at any time of the year without traveling for several months by boat throughout the Pacific rivers and jungles, a part of Colombia increasingly known for its guerilla and paramilitary presence.
The Petronio Alvarez festival, relatively speaking, is still in its infancy. But like so many events of its kind, commerciality and business interests can so quickly change the aesthetics beyond recognition. For the meantime, Petronio remains an event for the people, people who for a long time have been excluded or isolated from mainstream Colombian identity. It’s not the most organized event, nor the biggest, but it’s certainly one of the most vibrant live music experiences you’re ever likely to experience.
Will “Quantic” Holland, Cali, Colombia August 2010.
Click HERE or follow link(s) below to view slide show and listen to the fabulous audio from the Petronio Alvarez festival in Cali, Colombia!!!