GREGORIO URIBE BIG BAND
Led by the charismatic singer and accordionist Gregorio Uribe, this 16-piece orchestra blends cumbia and other Colombian rhythms with powerful big-band arrangements. The group has wowed crowds from The Kennedy Center to the Celebrate Brooklyn Festival; the spirited Uribe was even named one of the “100 Most Successful Colombians Abroad” by the country’s government.
“ a feel-good fusion of funk with Afro-Colombian rhythms” —Soundcheck, WNYC
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. — Open cocktail hour (Colombian Refajo)
7:30 – 8:00 p.m. — Colombian dance lesson
8:00 p.m. — Gregorio Uribe Big Band
9:30 – 11.30 — DJ Dance Party
World Music Institute is a not-for-profit concert presenting organization founded in 1985by Robert and Helene Browning and dedicated to the presentation of the finest in traditional and contemporary music and dance from around the world.
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