$10 in advance/$10 at the door
9pm doors/9:30pm showtime
Join us at the Icehouse July 26th in an evening of live Cuban and Puerto Rican
rhythms with Malamanya, Bomba Umoya, and special guests. This high energy
dance environment features traditional Cuban music such as "Rumba" and "Son"
as well as traditional "Bomba" from Puerto Rico.
Proceeds go to the US Cuba Artist Exchange summer program.
The US Cuba Artist Exchange is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to
fostering and inspiring cultural understanding and personal growth between
artists from Cuba and the United States.
For more information, visit uscubaartistexchange.org
Malamanya is a Midwest based band comprised of seven musicians who share a mutual respect and enthusiasm for traditional rhythms and melodies from Cuba and Latin America. Their style and sound reflects an old school Latin vibe. Their onstage energy and compositions reflect the communal, complex, and celebratory spirit prevalent in these musical genres.
From both sides of the Twin Cities, Bomba Umoya has been practicing traditional Puerto Rican music in the form of Bomba, a music genre that was first developed on the sugar cane and rum plantations of Puerto Rico approximately 500 years ago. Through performances, workshops, and presentations, Bomba Umoya continues to celebrate and preserve their ancestral tradition.