Explosion Negra

 

About

Hailing from the Chocó region on the Pacific Coast of Colombia, Explosión Negra fuses African rhythms with native Colombian sounds and a modern twist. By combining the African styles of bunde, flageolet and currulao with Colombian genres of cumbia and bullerengue in addition to hip hop, dancehall, reggae, and other modern influences, Explosión Negra represents the modern evolution of Colombia as well as its rich musical heritage.

Explosion Negra engagements in the 2018-2019 season are eligible for funding support from Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America, a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.


 

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Areas of Representation: Worldwide

Biography

Hailing from the Chocó region on the Pacific Coast of Colombia, Explosión Negra fuses African rhythms with native Colombian sounds and a modern twist. By combining the African styles of bunde, flageolet and currulao with Colombian genres of cumbia and bullerengue in addition to hip hop, dancehall, reggae, and other modern influences, Explosión Negra represents the modern evolution of Colombia as well as its rich musical heritage.

Their latest album, “Levántate” (“Stand Up”) was nominated for a Latin Grammy in the category of Best Tropical Fusion. Explosión Negra’s performances invite introspection and curiosity in afrocolombian culture by spreading their contagious joy for their land and its people. They encourage audiences to move, dance and participate in their colorful and lively performances.

Due to their belief that the best way of understanding a culture is through its celebration and dance, Explosión Negra has hosted many workshops on afrocolombian dance, culture, and music. They are committed to social work through dance and promoting a balanced, healthy life. By combining their musical roots and youth culture, Explosión Negra is able to reach a broad audience with their message of love for their culture and life.

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