April 18th, 2023 10pm Stage 2
Balsa de Fuego
“Balsa de Fuego” gathers Panhispanic rhythms and music such as Cumbia, Joropo & Currulao and bends them and blends them using lots of resources and sounds from jazz from. Resulting in a truly New York sounding collage.
This new project lead by Colombian composer Juan Sebastian Monsalve (known as one of the precursors of the New Colombian Music with his band Curupira) assembles a diverse range of musicians from the New York music scene, achieving a powerful contemporary sound with strong roots in tradition.
Raquel Baena - Trombone and vocals
Justin Flynn - Saxophones
Dan Neville - Marimba and Vibraphone
Drukas Fonseca - Drums and percussion
Juan Sebastian Monsalve - Bass and musical director