credit: David J Gaar
“There are very few guarantees in life. But one of them must — must! — be that as soon as you hear "Made in Tribu Baharú," you'll start moving. (I promise.)”
- NPR Music
Hailing from Bogotá, Colombia, Tribu Baharú is an afro-champeta music crew whose sound has evolved from the Colombian Caribbean and is influenced by the "Pico" (sound system) culture of Barranquilla and Cartagena.
Champeta is a term that refers to a knife used by fishermen to remove fish scales and has been used to describe the music of Colombia's Atlantic Coast that have taken it's influences from Colombian folk music, Central African Soukous-Rhumba (congo), Soweto Township-Jive, and other Carribbean originated musics such as zouk, calipso, soca, compa and reggae.
Founded in 2009, Tribu Baharú has evolved to become - arguably - the most important Afro-Champeta ensemble on the current international scene.
Amongst the list of prestigious events, theaters and festivals where Tribu has performed include:
globalFEST 2016 (Jury Selected Artist) - New York, NY
WOMEX 2014 (Jury Selected Artist) - Santiago de Compostela, Spain
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts - Washington, DC - 2016
American Folk Festival - Bangor, ME - 2016
El Gran Festival Colombiano! - Chicago, Il 2015
PanAmerican Festival - Toronto, Ontario - 2015
Montreal Jazz Festival - Montreal, Quebec - 2015
Sunfest - London, Ontario - 2015
Festival Internacional Quimera 2016 - Mexico City, Mexico
Festival Centro - Bogota 2014
Clausura Festival MINEC - San Andres 2014
Gala de Premios Shock, Bogota 2013
Showcase Boom music market, Bogota 2013
Festival Colombia al Parque, Bogota 2012.
Festival Sonparei, Barranquilla 2012.
Showcase V Mercado Cultural del Caribe, Cartagena 2011.
Full performance link of Tribu Baharu concert at The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC: