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Maguare : Cumbia Imsonia in London | Review

The explosive 11-piece orchestra 'Maguaré' landed in our city last weekend (24.05.13) bringing 60's Afro-Colombian music back to life for the first time with impressive shows in London Passing Clouds Hackney and Hootananny in Brixton. Londoners enjoyed the amazing performance by this excellent band and danced all night to the captivating rhythms. Maguare have recently released their album'Cumbia Imsonia' and the title of their album is a good representation of the kind of show you can expect to experience if you go to see them one day. The atmosphere on both evenings was intoxicated with Cumbia vibes and the crowd moved in unisom to the full energy of the Tambora and Maracas mixed with the Brass section. London revellers hit the dance floor with their Jungle fever at the sexy shout out of this song. Check our video review and enjoy the greatest memories of this shows.

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Maguaré is undoubtedly the ambassador of the Cumbia genre in Europe. This explosive big band from Belgium fronted by Colombian, Paola Marquez, brings the 60s dancehall cumbia back to life. No wonder a concert by Maguaré guarantees a huge latin party. This is a special UK Album launch party releasing their CD, Cumbia Insomnia in London.


Maguaré are: Colombian singer Paola Marquez, a five piece brass section with professionally trained musicians, keys, accordion, bass and three Colombian percussionists playing the traditional instruments such as the tambora, tambor alegre, llamador and maracas. Together, they bring a mix of Afro-Colombian music in the style of Toto de La Momposina, 60's dancehall cumbia of Lucho Bermudez and Lito Barrientos and a whole series of their own compositions with influences from bigbandjazz, experimental music and even hip hop.

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