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80 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116
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Join us for a live performance and workshop by Kombilesa Mi, a group that fuses traditional music and instrumentation with hip hop, rapping in both Palenquero and Spanish.
This event is free to the public and will take place at Emerson College's Student Performance Center.
About Kombilesa Mí:
Kombilesa Mí is born from the rich musical and historical heritage of San Basilio de Palenque, the first free black town in the Americas, fuses the traditional sounds of the community with urban music. Members of Kombilesa Mi like Afroneto, KRMP, Mc Pm, and others experiment with the possibilities of the instruments introduced to them when they were young, the very ones created by their ancestors, and layer them with new sounds. The instrumentation includes traditional drums, their own creations of metal handmade drums, and the marímbula, and they rhyme and rap in Spanish and the traditional Palenquera language, a fusion with African Bantu, Portuguese, French, and English. The new genre is called RFP, which stands for Rap Folklorico Palenquero and includes cumbia, son de negro, mápale and son palenquero. Kombilesa Mí's work was recognized with nominations for best newcomer artist in 2018, and they made their first international tour, “Ri palengue pa to enú”, debuting in Chicago, Washington, New York, Maryland, and Austin.
For more information on this event, please contact: [email protected].