18 Mar 2017

Live: La Mambanegra at WOMAD 2017

From the collecton Womad
La Mambanegra at Rudolstadt Festival 2017

La Mambanegra at Rudolstadt Festival 2017 Photo: Carstor CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

High-energy dancing was a feature of 9-piece Colombian nightclub band La Mambanegra at WOMAD.

There were a lot of ingredients in their crowd-pleasing repertoire, from traditional mambos to funk-informed salsas.

People of all ages get to their feet

Photo: RNZ / Rebekah Parsons-King

Their website describes the group like this:

"La Mambanegra (The Black Mamba) is a powerful 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 hero of the Barrio Obrero, a popular neighborhood of Cali, who had a series of fantastic adventures in Cali, La Habana and New York, this orchestra brings a new concept of salsa and latin music to the world."

Recorded and produced by Darryl Stack for RNZ Music

Music Details:

Titles: 'El Sabor de la Guayaba', 'La Fokin Bomba', 'La Galería', 'Barrio Caliente', 'La Compostura', 'Cantare para Vos', 'Me Parece Perfecto', 'Kool and the Mamba'