Colombia’s La-33 to Showcase at globalFEST 2011

La 33 - Photo by Cecilia Rocca
Colombian contemporary salsa band La-33 will be performing at globalFEST 2011 at New York City’s Webster Hall (125 E. 11th St.) on January 9.

Bogotá’s music scene is filled with fire, style, and quirks, and La-33 embodies the excitement and innovation of this musical hotspot. Darlings of the world salsa scene thanks in part to their clever revamp of Mancini’s Pink Panther theme, La-33 was the brainchild of two brothers who recruited fellow musicians, players into everything from ska to classical music.

As a result, the group mixes the hardcore intensity of salsa dura, the brass sophistication of Colombia’s jazz scene, and a fun-loving live show with tropical flair.

Recordings available: La-33, Gozalo, Ten Cuidado, Que Te Toque

Festival line-Up

  • Chamber Music: Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Segal (U.S. debut)
  • Creole Choir of Cuba
  • Diblo Dibala
  • Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole (NYC solo debut)
  • La-33
  • Novalima
  • Orquestra Contemporânea de Olinda
  • Pedrito Martinez Group
  • RAM
  • Red Baraat
  • Rhythm of Rajasthan
  • Yoro Ndiaye (U.S. debut)

The one-night festival includes three U.S. debuts and one New York debut. Tickets are $35 if purchased by November 30, $40 thereafter, including at the door. ($35 for members of World Music Institute) ( or by phone through World Music Institute box office: 212-545-7536).

globalFEST 2011
Sunday, January 9, 2011 at Webster Hall
125 E 11th St., New York, NY
between 3rd and 4th avenues


Author: World Music Central News Department

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