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Profetas

Hip-Hop/Rap

Bogotá COLOMBIA

1802

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Baila

"Profetas create a niche of identification for all Latin America, from 8th street down to Ushuaia. A mix of Afro-Latins, mestizos, Indians, whites, mulattoes and other races that make up this multi-ethnic America. Profetas is the new blood that runs through the sonorous veins of a Colombian hip hop scenario, thirsty for identity, novelty and urban reality." Rolling Stones, September 2006. Since 1997 Profetas has become one of the essential groups to understand the new urban music in Latin America. The fusion of Afro-Colombian music, reggae, rock and a strong basis of hip hop has helped the band to get a good number of followers in Latin America and some European countries such as Germany and Austria. The duo composed of the African singer Antombo Langangui and the Colombian MC Pablo Fortaleza, has received outstanding comments by music critics: already in 2001, the Colombian newspaper EL TIEMPO presented them as the revelation of Colombian hip hop, after the band's live presentation at Hip Hop al Parque (the most important hip hop festival in Latinoamerica with around 100.000 visitors). PROFETAS, a multicultural band with members of different origins and with different musical backgrounds, have so far participated in festivals such as Hip Hop al Parque 2001 and 2005, Rastazo Bogota 2005, La Fete de la Musique in Medellin 2004 and 2005 and in Bogota 2006, Rock al Parque 2009, Reggaejam Germany 2008, European Summer University Germany 2008. In addition they have shared the stage with Gondwana from Chile, Junior Reid, Michael Rose and Tanya Stephens from Jamaica, Culcha Candela from Germany, Alborosie from Italy, Los Cafres from Argentina, and Method Man (Wutang Clan) from the USA, among others. In 2008, PROFETAS toured Europe twice, first in spring as opening act of Culcha Candela's “Hamma” tour and later in summer participating in recognized festivals like the Reggaejam in Germany, the Reggaebenefiz, the Afrolatin Day in Berlin, and the Summer University Convention organized by ATTAC in Saarland, Germany. During these tours PROFETAS played 25 concerts in more than 20 cities all over Europe. In addition, PROFETAS won the German version of the European Reggae Contest, competing with more than 400 European bands. In 2009, PROFETAS supported the Latinamerica Tour of the famous American rappers METHOD MAN and RED MAN, and promoted their new single BAILA on radio stations and at live concerts around Colombia. In 2010 Profetas began the Baila World Tour with 25 concerts in Europe ( alemania, austria , Suiza), the tour have dates in NYC (LAMC) and 8 concerts in Denmark . After the success of their first record Amor y Fortaleza (Love and Strength), PROFETAS are preparing BAILA, their new groundbreaking album!

Time

Friday March 18

1:00AM

Venue

Prague

21+

422 B Congress Ave

Online

www.myspace.com/somosprofetas

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