ORANGE CITY —
The mood was contagious in Bogotá.
Herencia de Timbiquí performed and the crowd was infected with Pacific Coast music.
Herencia plays the traditional sounds of Colombia’s coast— bombo drums, congas, guasá shaker and marimba de chonta—a wooden xylophone – combined with energetic vocals, trumpet, saxophone, keyboards and guitar.
They’re a dozen musicians who won the prestigious Viña del Mar awards in 2013, and now have a worldwide following.
The group caught the attention of USAID, and was featured in a documentary in 2014 —highlighting the Colombian music scene and the social challenges faced on the Colombian Pacific Coast, where the town of Timbiquí is located.
According to a story for Sounds and Colours, Herencia transports listeners past the tropical jungle and to the coast, a region abandoned by the Colombian government and which has experienced astounding levels of violence. “The tragedy and resilience of its people bleed through the music,” said Emily Wright in Sounds and Colours.
“We sing about what happened in this land, the injustices that took place, for the people who suffered and the children who cried,” said Cristian Salgado of Herencia.
Herencia will perform Thursday, October 6 in Orange City, sponsored by Orange City Arts. The concert will begin at 7:00pm at Unity Christian Knight Center.
In Sounds & Colours in April 2016, Emily Wright wrote:
It is no surprise that their new video, “Vive A Tu Manera”, which they were in Bogotá to promote, celebrates dignity and creativity in the face of adversity that both the population of the Pacific and the band display. Inspired by local stories and exceptional, but everyday, characters, the video captures the diversity of people in Cali. It is also completely fitting with the lyrics and diverse sounds of the group. Read story here. Video:
Experience Herencia de Timbiqui at the Unity Knight Center Thursday, October 6 at 7pm, sponsored by Orange City Arts… and part of the Beyond Onstage series. Season passes are $50 adult, $35 student, available here. Tickets are $15 adult, $10 student in advance, and $18 adult, $12 student at the door. Buy individual tickets here.
For more info, contact OC Arts: 712 707 4885, ocArts@orangecityiowa.com.
This engagement of Herencia de Timbiqui is made possible through Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America, a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. Other sponsors are Orange City Arts, Staples Foundation, Northwestern College, Sioux Center Arts and Orange City Area Health System. Herencia’s website HERE.