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La Mambanegra


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La Mambanegra (The Black Mamba) is a powerfull latin music orchestra. Its venom is made of 70s NYC Salsa and elements of Jamaican and Colombian music, Funk and Hip Hop music.
Inspired by the story of an anonymous and mythical heroe of the Barrio Obrero, a popular neighborhood of Cali, who had a series of fantastic advendtures in his hometown, La Habana and New York, this orchestra brings a new concept of Salsa and Latin Music to the world.
Highlighted as one of the 5 Colombian bands you need to know by Billboard, La Mambanegra just received great reviews of their first album El Callegüeso y su Malamaña selected as one of the 10 albums of the year by the #1 weekly newspaper in Colombia – Semana – along with various other medias, abroad, it has been featured in Songlines, Vice, The Guardian, El Mundo, Radio Gladys Palmera, Les Inrocks, Kalakuta, BBC, FIP, KCRW, WDR Funkhaus Europa amongst others.
Made up of some of Colombia's finest players, the band are the advance guard for the rebirth of Salsa, twisting the genre into the 21st century, their polyrhythmic, horn-heavy and thoroughly modern sound quickly earning them a devoted following across South America and beyond. Led by the relentless energy of Jacobo Velez (once of the equally impressive La Mojarra Electrica), the group combine J.B.’s horns, Fania ferocity and Los Van Van precision with the aggression of Bronx hip-hop and Kingston dancehall.


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