Orquestra Pacifico Tropical, Amenta Abioto

Holocene presents...

Orquestra Pacifico Tropical

Amenta Abioto

Brown Calculus

Wed Feb 6

8:00 pm

$10 Adv / $12 Day of Show

This event is 21 and over

Orquestra Pacifico Tropical, Amenta Abioto, and Brown Calculus perform to celebrate Amenta's new music video "Plant It", premiering tonight!

"Plant It" is an entryway into the world of plant magic and earth fantasy. A musical journey through mystical lands of synth waves and vibrations.

Collaborative production team consists of creatives and friends Director Alberta Poon, Producer Sarah Braker, Stylist Vaughn Kimmons aka Brown Alice,Stormy Brady, Shawn Creedon aka Plant Daddy, Gabi Villaseñor, Lyumila Zotova, Fran Bittakis, and more. Boogie Buffet, dance party collective, powered by Sarah Baker is a proud sponsor.

Local favorites Orquestra Pacifico Tropical and Brown Calculus will be taking us to new heights.

Tarot/Oracle reader will be doing readings all night!

Orquestra Pacifico Tropical
Orquestra Pacifico Tropical
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.

Featuring members of Sun Angle, Deer or the Doe, O Bruxo, Ioa, Lewi Longmire Band,Tu Fawning, Point Juncture WA, Modernstate, Jippedo and Team Evil, Orquestra Pacifico Tropical's wall of sound is dedicated to expanding the music of Central and South America to the people and dance floors of the Pacific Northwest.
Amenta Abioto
Amenta Abioto
Songwriter, producer, and actor, Amenta Abioto is on the cutting edge of all that is musical, theatrical, and literary. Her music is boldly mystical and soul-fired, and her raw live performances invoke elements of both theatrical surprise and magic through ancient African diasporic sounds and stories. Weaved into syncopated rhythms and dichotomies of comedic proportions, Amenta surprises and tantalizes audiences with mind bending ideas. She brings to the music scene funky academia while skipping vocally from soul shaking gospel to smooth jazz and then onto hip hop rhythms wrapped in West African beats.

Graduating from Idllywild Art’s Academy in 2010, she trained in musical theatre. Since graduating she has courted the music scene and produced one self-titled EP, Amenta Abioto , and one upcoming album, Opening Flower Hymns. Receiving inspiration from the best-seller work Women Who Run With the Wolves, mythological characterization and cultural stories are reflected in the original works of Amenta Abioto.
Brown Calculus
Brown Calculus
Two spirits, sprung forth from the same body in a past life, we have traveled through time and space, reconnecting as two separate hosts on planet Earth and embodying the intergalactic values of jazz and unity.

“Producer Andre Burgos lays out a star-bed of jazzy keyboards and analog space sounds for Kimmons' fluttering alto, which she uses to lament digital age romance, affirm her blackness and gush over the cherry blossoms that sprout along the waterfront in spring.”
- Willamette Week
Venue Information:
Holocene
1001 SE Morrison St.
Portland, OR, 97214
http://www.holocene.org/