Tribu Baharu

Tribu Baharu - Made In Tribu Baharú

“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:

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Events featuring Tribu Baharu

Mar 16, 2017
11:00pm — 11:40pm
Presented by
Sounds from Colombia
Mar 17, 2017
11:00pm — 11:40pm
Presented by
Afro Pop