2nd Annual Wepa! Fest featuring Masters of Colombian tradition to a new generation of people. Featuring Grammy Award Winners recorded by the smithsonian institute, the originators of Colombian Cumbia:
Los Gaiteros De San Jacinto
with special guest:
Grandson and inheritor of the international Cumbia king, Andres Landero! He’ll be playing all his grandpa’s hits!!!
LOS GAITEROS DE SAN JACINTO was established in 1940. They undertook their first tour throughout Colombia, under the leadershipof folklorists Manuel and Delia Zapata Olivella. In 1958, they toured internationally to China and Japan, and to Russia, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and other European countries.
In 1968, they Performed ...at the Olympic Cultural Games in Mexico. Their touring, the exceptional quality of their musicians across generations, and the fact that they are one of the few gaita ensembles whose music has been commercially produced have made them the most important musical group of gaitas and Cumbia in Colombia and worldwide.
Their album, Un Fuego de Sangre Pura (A pure blood fire), from the Smithsonian Folkways Series Recordings of the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C., won the Latin Grammy Award 2007 for Best Traditional Album competing against highly recognized artists such as Muñequitos de Matanzas from Cuba. Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto, a century of tradition inspired by the passion of a lifetime.
Born in Miami to Colombian parents was taken to Colombia as a child and raised on a coffee farm where he learned Colombian folk music through oral tradition with his family. He studied jazz in Miami, then began traveling, collecting melodies and rhythms that make for a genuine world class fusion of Colombian rhythms. Kiko’s first album, “La Remolacha” was released in March of 2015 on Peligrosa Records. It is a beautiful collage of Latin American and Caribbean rhythms. The softmore release “Aguas Frías” (also on Peligrosa), transports you to the Colombian Andes and Caribbean with traditional Afro-Colombian drums and the Indigenous Colombian “gaita” flutes meshed with a full psychedelically electric ensemble. This 8 piece carries the traditions of their ancestors while staying relevant in any modern setting. 20 years of trajectory, two world tours later, and a third on the way, from Viena or Bogotá, to Berkeley or New York, Kiko’s stories are always received with standing ovations and hip shaking workouts!
Trapiche de Colomboy
Nació el 15 de febrero del 1990 en el corregimiento de Colomboy Sahagún. Formación en música tradicional del caribe colombiano en las fuente directas, con los maestros y en los festivales folclóricos donde se reúne todo el gremio gaitero, participación en los grandes eventos folclóricos del país .festival del porro en san Pelayo, festival autóctono de gaitas de san jacinto, festival nacional de gaitas de ovejas, festival de la algarroba de galeras, festival del socorro de Cartagena, festival Colombia al parque de bogotá, entre otros.
La Rueda de Madrid
Fundada por músicos y gestores culturales colombianos en Madrid (España). La Rueda es una plataforma para las músicas tradicionales y nuevas músicas de Colombia en Europa.
Mezclamos el formato tradicional de la música de gaitas y tambores del Caribe Colombiano con el poder de las máquinas. Nuestro sonido conserva los legados ancestrales indígenas y africanos y los fusiona con las ondas psicodélicas y electrónicas modernas.
Uniting inheritors of tradition past present and future.