Kiko Villamizar And Bamako Airlines

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Come join a night of cosmic cumbia and afropop with Kiko Villamizar and Bamako Airlines at Esquina Tango Austin, Friday, May 22nd starting at 9pm. More details to come soon, mark this one down on your calendar!

It's a BYOB dance party!!!

About Bamako Airlines:
Meera Chandy is a trained vocalist in Indian classical music, and grasps the trills and pentatonic scales of Afropop with ease. She was initially introduced to the genre over a decade ago, where she, along with trumpeter and arranger Brian Carr, joined an Afropop ensemble at The University of Texas at Austin. Guitarist Chris Vestre, of Torch fame, also leads his own critically lauded jazz ensemble, and is a founding member of the White Horse Orchestra. Bill Anderson, an Austin Music Hall of Fame guitarist, brings his Blues/Rock background to the stage, while also plugging in with Churchwood. Doug Marcis is an accomplished drummer, who played with Austin's Ivory Ghost, as well as The Hello Lollies. Latin influences also permeate Bamako Airlines through Greg Goodman, veteran bassist of Sexto Sol and Kiko Villamizar. Hailing from Conakry, Guinea, master percussionist Aboubacar Sylla attacks the polyrhythms of Afropop with a constant grin. Together, the unique group strive to bring the authentic sounds of music from various regions of Africa to Central Texas.
Joining Bamako Airlines at Esquina are some special guests. Russell Scanlon, a faculty member in the jazz department at Texas State, also played guitar with the renowned Austin band Tamasha Africana. Trombonist Eddie Lehwald of the Urban Achievers Brass Band brings high enery and a beautiful tone. Familiar to the Esquina Tango crowd is Thomas “Tab” Barker, who will join us on saxophone to showcase his diverse musical knowledge.

About Kiko y Villamizar
Kiko Villamizar, born in Miami, raised in the Andean city of Medellin by his Colombian parents, has been performing in Austin since 2009. His impressive voice accompanied by his languid guitar playing, eloquently combine with his understanding of folkloric music as demonstrated in his debut album, La Remolacha. His fusion of Afro-Colombian styles, influenced by Caribbean and South American melodies, balances uniquely on the edge of modernity and contemporary.
Kiko celebrates life and earth while lamenting the violence and inequalities that reach all corners of the globe. He manifests his oral traditions while remaining contemporary.
Supporting Kiko is his amazing Banda: Noah Mosgofian, Greg Goodman, Felipe " El Tiburón" Borrero, José Galeano, and Leo Gauna.
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