Los Chavos return to The Phoenix for another round of URBAN LATIN ROOTS + a little HIPHOP & MORE! Supported by Clandestino Events & Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies (ANCLAS)
SATURDAY 16th MAY 2015
9:00pm / $10
Supported by those rascals Coolio Desgracias & Housemouse bringing the hiphop funk to y'all, and Sydney's ZAGR & ANDRES laying down live reggae/tropical vibes! The night will be opened by the BRB and headlining will be Los Chavos!
Expect surprises and some on stage collaborations!
An 9-piece explosion of Latin reggae energy, Los Chavos channel the festival sounds and urban rhythms of Latin America to sway hips from Canberra to Colombia. Fronted by Andy Jauregui, from Cochabamba, Bolivia, and backed by seasoned musicians from Australia and South America, Los Chavos live shows are always highly energetic and coupled with complex arrangements and a large variety of rhythms - but never straying too far from their ska/reggae roots. Romantic ballads are given a ska/cumbia twist and tight merengue horns are mixed with calypso-hiphop.
Having gestated in the nations capital since 2007 and honed their craft with the sweaty crowds a numerous festivals, Los Chavos developed a large following of ex-pat Latin Americans, Jazz/funk aficionados and music lovers young and old and are ready to take their sounds to a wider audience and cut their teeth around Australia.
COOLIO DESGRACIAS AND HOUSEMOUSE
Coolio Desgracias joins with Housemouse to bring you straight up lyrical wisdom from QYB to ACT! This ain't nuttin but champagne flows on butter breaks garnished with cold cuts y'all.
Originally from the US with South American heritage and now based in Australia, BRB combines US east coast flow with a west coast flair in a laid back Aussie style. Cleverly written lyrics coupled with powerful freestyle result in his entertaining and moving songs.
It's also his birthday so buy him a drink!
ZAGR & ANDRES:
Hailing from Uganda & Chile, this live duo showcase mad reggae vibes with a tropical latin flava. Both members of high energy reggae band Jambalaya, this set up sees them perform in a stripped back format, but with all the same sweet vibes.
Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies:
ANCLAS promotes engagement in Latin America through cultural events, research, and teaching, particularly in the fields of the social sciences, humanities, business, and economics.
Clandestino Events is a group of party loving people based in Canberra whose aim is to promote quality Urban Latin events and entertainment.
SATURDAY 16th MAY 2015
9:00pm / $10 @ the door.