Berklee Summer in the CityDamn Tall Buildings / El Feeling / ChoroBop

Saturday / August 9, 2014 / 1:00 pm
Georges Island
Boston Harbor Islands
Boston
MA
02125

Damn Tall Buildings, El Feeling, and ChoroBop perform roots music from all over the U.S., Colombia, and Brazil.

Damn Tall Buildings is an all-acoustic bluegrass and blues band from Boston. While its instrumentation is bluegrass, it's not bound to it. With lyrical storytelling and foot-stomping grooves, its songs about love and ramblin’ help the everyday troubles slip away into up-tempo hobo anthems. With members from all around the United States, Damn Tall Buildings is a truthful combination of four people uniting their influences into a single sound.

El Feeling is a Colombian folk band composed of musicians Camilo Gomez, Felipe Gonzalez, Carlos Pinzon, Ivan Valbuena, Juan Alvarez, all from Colombia, and Mexican musician Diego Torres. While studying at Berklee, the members developed a curiosity about their country's folk music and roots. The members have studied the rhythms of different regions of Colombia and have started developing a following in the Boston area, playing at venues in East Boston, Malden, Everett, Lowell, and Cambridge. Its first EP, Bien Aleta, will be in production this summer. 

ChoroBop is a new ensemble, formed by three current Berklee students from Brazil. The band's repertoire is based on the traditional Brazilian Choro genre, with a special twist of bebop. Performing with a formation of traditional and contemporary instrumentation, they present mandolin, seven-string guitar, pandeiro, electric guitar, electric bass, and percussion. Encompassing the sonority of Choro and bebop, ChoroBop delivers original sounds with a fresh, virtuosic interpretation.

 

Admission: 
Free