La Misa Negra – Tickets – World Cafe Live Philadelphia – Upstairs – Philadelphia, PA – May 8th, 2017

La Misa Negra

La Misa Negra

Rockers Galore

Mon · May 8, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs

$10 + Fees

La Misa Negra
La Misa Negra
La Misa Negra is an 8-piece band from Oakland, California that plays a unique blend of 1950's and 60's style cumbia and high-energy, Afro-Colombian dance music. Powered by horn and accordion-driven riffs, a fierce rhythm section, and a vintage Colombian sound, La Misa Negra delivers an electrifying performance that explodes with infectious dance grooves and punk rock energy. Since their live debut in the fall of 2011, they have toured the US, playing shows and festivals with the likes of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stevie Wonder, Florence and the Machine, Lenny Kravitz, Arcade Fire, Thievery Corporation, George Clinton, Julieta Venegas, Ozomatli, Lila Downs, Budos Band, Ana Tijoux, and Bomba Estereo. On the strength of their wild and one-of-a-kind shows, La Misa Negra has gained a reputation as one of the most exciting live bands to emerge from the Bay Area in recent years, garnering a diverse fan base that transcends musical, cultural, and generational divides.
Rockers Galore
Rockers Galore
“If you're not familiar with the elastic rhythms and ecstatic melodies of Haitian kompa music, Blayer Pointdujour will school you.” - City Paper. After establishing himself as a supporting player in the Philadelphia music scene, playing with artists such as Phil Moore Browne and Miss Argentina, multi-instrumentalist and lead vocalist Blayer Pointdujour stepped out on his own in 2010.
After a few years spent making booties shake in Philadelphia clubs, Blayer Pointdujour and The Rockers Galore released their debut EP, Port Au Prince, on Philebrity records in the summer of 2011. That effort got them noticed by media outlets such as XPN, who crowned them with a best new music award and also profiled the band on The Key. This fusion of old-school funk and brand new spunk, rooted in Haitian kompa music, reggae and punk create a sound impossible to resist. The band has released three records. 2012 Port Au Prince EP, 2013 The Bull Album, and in 2014 Bloody Crown EP. Rockers Galore will be releasing a new album called "Cultivation" in fall 2016.
Rockers Galore delivered a new video for their high energy psych-punk-reggae-jazz jam "Good Morning," filmed in the Dominican Republic June 21st.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
http://philly.worldcafelive.com/