Bumaranga is a group offering up a typically Colombian mix of percussion and flutes with a modern touch courtesy of the guitar and electric bass. The result is a fusion of sounds true to the roots and essence of Afro-Colombian music. The influence of African and indigenous music is pronounced; the rhythms penetrating and driving. From here flows a music rich with the authentic sounds of traditional drums such as the tambora and the tambor alegre, which invite audiences to dance and come together in a festive atmosphere. With rhythms such as the cumbia, puya, tambora and mapalé, each performance by Bumaranga is an open invitation to discover and enjoy the traditional musical flavours of Colombia blended with new sounds.
Bumaranga is currently carrying out a revival and promotion of Afro-Colombian music in Canada. Their aim is to share the cultural richness of music born in South America of African roots, all while contributing to Canada’s musical diversity. Since 2011, Bumaranga has performed in a variety of contexts. The group has recently won the Syli D’or 2013, a world music competition organized by the producers of Montreal’s Nuits D’Afrique festival, as well as the Vivacité Montreal grant awarded by the Quebec Council of Arts and Letters, which will allow for the recording of the group’s first album, with both Latin American and Quebecois musicians on the line up.
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