Afro-Colombian band Grupo Rebolu; currently considered North America’s most innovative and danceable Colombian band, is thrilled to announce the release of a new single and video Que paso? (What Happened?) on March 11, 2020 from soon-to-be released album Tiempos Buenos (Better Times). Grupo Rebolu’s upcoming live performances are March 28, 2020 at Wildbirds in Brooklyn, and on April 9 2020 at Ginnys Super Club in Harlem.
The song Que paso? (What Happened?) is a day-to-day situation that any relationship experiences in the beginning stages, where the boyfriend arrives late to his first date leaving the girlfriend wondering what “what happened?” According to singer/songwriter Ronald Polo: “This song is inspired by a rhythm called Champeta, which was recently exposed by Shakira at the Super Bowl. Champeta is an Afro-descendent sound in Colombia that has being around for many decades.
is a Champeta inspired song, that characterizes these talented artists.
This unique New York City based musical ensemble has been creating more noise and attention with their interpretations of Afro-Colombian Music which has been strongly influenced by new world sounds such as funk, jazz, hip pop, and afro beat. Grupo Rebolú promotes the rich musical traditions of their ancestors, the Afro descendants of Colombia’s Caribbean coast. With strong mesmerizing beats of urban modern Caribbean sounds, this music goes into your system like a dose of pure contagious energy!
“The eleven songs on Tiempos Buenos represent a variety of Afro-Colombian rhythms like Porro, Cumbia, Puya, Bullerengue, and Champeta. The lyrics bring up the different scenarios and
sometimes memories that we lived day-to-day and is an homage and a humble approach to the lives of our people in Latin America,” says percussionist and Grupo Rebolú’s co-founder, Morris Canate.
Song and Video release: March 18, 2020
Upcoming live shows: Wild birds (March 28, 2020) and Ginnys Super Club (April 9, 2020) 951 Dean St. Brooklyn NY 11238
310 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10027
More Info: www.gruporebolu.com