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KUMBIA QUEERS

FRIDAY — 00.00

Kumbia Queers seduce us with their cocktail of cumbia, rock, and hip hop, with critical and reflective lyrics that talk about fun, love and it’s opposite, and their passion for creative leisure and dance. They will present their new album „Fiesteria“ which remains loyal to the Cumbia, but also walks on new paths including more electronical vibes and urban styles.

They describe their style as 1000% Tropi Punk – a wild mixture of Afro-Cuban and Latin American Cumbia influences, queerness and punk spirit. At a time when the electronic and world music scenes from New York to Europe are in the process of discovering Cumbia music, the musicians are reinterpreting Latin American heartache and macho posturings, bringing fun and politics together in their own wild style.

«Kumbia Queers not only masterfully wove harder edge rhythms and danceable grooves, but they also did it with
undeniable showmanship. There’s a little bit of a musical cultural shock when you first see the punk-rock clad women
suddenly synchronize their dance moves on stage—cumbia style. There was head banging and hip swaying. It’s not
your grandmother’s cumbia.»