Berklee Summer Concert SeriesGregorio Uribe
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The wildly danceable Gregorio Uribe Big Band is a 15-piece group that plays Gregorio Uribe's original songs and traditional Colombian music. With Berklee alumnus Uribe sometimes squeezing an accordion and nine horn players soaring over the percussion, the band is reminiscent of Columbian porro groups and similar to New Orleans second line bands, but with updated harmonies and arrangements.
Uribe was born in Bogotá, Colombia, and started his musical life playing drums and guitar in traditional Colombian music and punk/rock bands. His current projects reflect the energy of his teenage years; he also plays drums in Pop Filter, rocking out on music from the Caribbean coast of Colombia.
This show part of the Tito Puente Latin Music Series.
This concert is presented by Berklee College of Music, Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, ParkArts, and the Mayor's Office of Arts, Tourism and Special Events.