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november, 2017

11novsatBailongo Tropical w/ Kiko Villamizar: a Mexico Relief Fundraiser7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Event Type :Fundraiser Music Show

Bailongo Tropical

Event Details

Join us for a night of Afro-Colombian sounds with Kiko Villamizar and his band; you’ll be dancing to an array of latin beats, from Cumbia to Merengue. The sounds of Chalupa, Bulleronga, Guabina and Porro among other latin rhythms will keep you moving non stop. And it’ll all be for a good cause: your $10 cover fee will go in its entirety towards Adeco, a Mexican non-profit that’s helping to palliate the effects of the earthquake through community empowering actions.

Miami born, Colombia raised, Kiko Villamizar learned Latin American folk music through the oral tradition of his family and then found himself back in Miami to study Jazz after high school. After years collecting melodies and beats across the Americas, Kiko formed his own unique mix: a fusion of Afro-Colombian, Reggae, and other Latin world beats thrown in. His music is a celebration of Mother Earth while lamenting the violence and inequality that he has seen in his travels. His songs are relevant and contemporary while strongly honoring its roots. Kiko has just released his sophomore album, Aguas Frías this year.

Dj Mutarrancho willwill be selecting mucha buena música from far beyond, before, between and after the sets. Born in Maracaibo, Venezuela, Ernesto Montiel is a visual artist and improviser. He has been djing since his teens. Ernesto moved to Dallas in 2015. He took the Mutarrancho name for dj gigs since the beginning of 2016 and soon after began playing with Miguel Espinel in the electroacoustic free improvisation duo Monte Espina. Ernesto performs in numerous improvisation ensembles in the DDFW area along with Sarah Ruth Alexander, Lily Taylor, Gregg Prickett, Karl Roehling, Andrew Jordan Miller and Rick Eye.

Adeco is a Mexican non-profit that aims to strengthen Mexican communities participation and self organization through different educative processes. The goal is to develop the necessary abilities and tools to face those problems that affect them in a comprehensive and autonomous way in order to improve their quality of life.

Since the catastrophic consequences of Mexico’s earthquake last September, Adeco is prioritizing its actions to help provide affected communities with tools and construction materials, among other basic needs. All the funds we raise on the night of the show will go towards Adeco’s earthquake relief fund.

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(Saturday) 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


The Wild Detectives

314 W 8th St, Oak Cliff, Dallas