DIA DE LOS MUERTOS w/ OPT, Natasha Kmeto, Terror Cactus and Noche Libre DJs
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Deep in the vein filled jungles of each of our hearts beats a music with roots as wide as continents and influence as deep as time itself. Cumbia, music of the Southern American Hemisphere. Orquestra Pacifico Tropical have taken this frenetic, addictive rhythm and accomplished what musicians across time and space have always done, bringing crowds into a blistering dance frenzy. From clubs to the forests of the Pacific Northwest, to hear the ecstatic thump, rumble, and sheer brilliance of the racing rhythms of coastal Colombia side by side with the psychedelic guitar explorations of the Peruvian rain forest is to travel across continents and through time with Orquestra Pacifico Tropical as the guide. WIth respect to those who came and innovated before us, and armed with an arsenal of percussion, woodwinds, horns, accordion and guitars, these 11 friends have come together in the spirit of capturing and breathing new life into this most essential of musics. Cumbia, music of the people.
Natasha Kmeto is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and producer from Portland, OR. Kmeto weaves dreamy dancefloor hits with influences from soul, R&B, electronic music, and pop. Her songs are emotional, honest, and open in their sharp lyricism, over fierce, dynamic rhythms and beats that keep dancefloors pulsing. Natasha Kmeto controls the dancehall from the stage, utilizing an electronic toolkit she has developed over the years.
Natasha Kmeto’s music deals with the timely message of living in today’s world as a queer woman. Over the years, Kmeto has embraced her identity wholly, interweaving the struggles but also the pleasures of her life into her songs. By telling her personal story, Kmeto brings listeners into her world and elevates the important voices of the LGBTQ community.
Terror/Cactus is an Argentine-American producer and multicultural live band based in Seattle, WA that combines cumbia and other traditional Latin American rhythms with psychedelic guitars, hypnotic beats, and lush soundscapes. During live shows, performers wear masks and the stage is illuminated by striking visual projections, creating an immersive psychedelic experience.
NOCHE LIBRE is a radical Latinx DJ collective of women creating space for Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities. We spin music that spans genres and geography from cumbia and quebradita to dancehall and perreo. We celebrate our family’s roots and rituals by carrying on the tradition of puro pinche pari.
Tonight will feature DJs: La Cosmica, Escandaliz, and Xolotl.
1001 SE Morrison St
Portland, OR, 97214