Herencia de Timbiqui
“This is Gozar touches both Afro-Colombian and African crossovers; it is a mouth watering pot of flavours and sounds, the lapping of the Pacific Ocean on sandy beaches and a light sea breeze. Welcome to Colombia!” – Sounds and Colours Magazine
While Colombia is often synonymous with Cumbia, the music from the Pacific Coast, like that of Herencia de Timbiquí, remains largely unexplored. Herencia de Timbiquí works to preserve the ancestral roots of the marimba de chonta, and traditional instruments such as the bombo, cununos and the guasá and combines them with a powerful band, including energetic vocals, brass, keyboards, and guitar. The currulao ensemble features exceptional hand percussion on drums that resemble West African djembes, beautifully honoring traditional regional music styles.
This engagement of Herencia de Timbiquí is made possible through Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America, a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.