CUMBIA RIVER BAND
New York based Cumbia River Band’s music draws from a festive repertoire of Colombian Cumbia and Riverside music. These sounds will take you back to the golden years of Cumbia as well as inspire you to dance and contemplate the joy and energy that this Cumbia River brings along. Featuring tuba, accordion, clarinet, percussion, guitar and voices, the band delivers a captivating performance, supported by the band’s particular approach to orchestration, which honors both traditional and contemporary sounds found in today’s tropical music scene.
Sonia De Los Santos - Guitar & Voice
Mary S. Knapp – Accordion & Voice
Christian Rodriguez – Percussion & Voice
Juan F. Montoya – Drum-set
Ben Stapp – Tuba
Martin Vejarano – Clarinet & Compositions.
OUR DEBUT ALBUM "RIO" is ready!!!
Martin Vejarano's (Chia's Dance Party, La Cumbiamba NY) brand new project draws from a festive repertoire of Colombian Cumbia standards. These all time favorite Cumbia hits will take you back to the golden years of the genre as well as inspire you to dance and contemplate the joy and energy that this Cumbia River brings along. Featuring tuba, accordion, clarinet, percussion and voice, the band delivers a captivating sound.
“The performance of Cumbia River Band at our last
concert was completely explosive. As soon as they started playing, the entire audience stood up in unison and started dancing to
their irresistible rhythms and contagious joy.” Olivia Gazzarrini, The Sonic Room
“The crowd loved the band so much that they were trying to
block me from getting to the front of the stage to signal to you that it
was time to go.
I feel lucky/blessed to have such amazing group perform during my first festival as the director of the partnership. I
hope we can count on you again for next year “
Ramos, Executive Director at 82nd Street Partnership. Jackson