Colombian musician Mario Galeano, the force behind the band Frente Cumbiero, and London producer Will Holland AKA Quantic, have joined forces to create the Ondatropica project. It worked – Allstar Colombian musicians like perccussion icon Fruko and piano genius Alfredito Linares are almost just jamming with the leaders of the new Cumbia funksters. Also on board are the singer Markkitos Micolta, owner of one of the most distinctive voices in Pacific folklore and trumpeter Jorge Gaviria who has played and recorded with pretty much everyone in the world. These musicians are united on a voyage along the frontiers of Cumbia, Salsa, Hip Hop and Mambo and going further to see the landscapes of Jazz, Funk, Hip-Hop, Electro and Dub. Ondatrópica´s 10 piece band amazing live – show sparks off in all kinds of whirling directions. Within this band creates a tropical swinging groove crossing the dizzling urban global beat of today.
»Age was clearly no barrier, and neither was the cheerful collision of styles – there’s everything here from insistent, loping cumbia dance music to salsa, the Afro-Caribbean rhythms of gaita, ska, hip-hop, dub and funk.« the guardian
»Supported by some of the finest musicians to currently grace the South American music scene, it’s no surprise that Ondatropica has been making big waves recently.« sound and colours
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