Levitt AMP Cumberland Music Series - Afro-Andean Funk

Thursday, June 6, 2024 • 7PM • Canal Place Festival Grounds - 13 Canal Street

The first concert in a series presented by the Allegany Arts Council. Afro-Andean Funk is a Peruvian-American band nominated for a Latin Grammy, led by singer Araceli Poma and producer/bassist Matt Geraghty. Their music breaks cultural barriers by creating a powerful sound that blends traditional Andean music and the Afro-Peruvian scene with funk, rock, and West African rhythms.

Formed in 2021, Afro-Andean Funk released their debut album, 'The Sacred Leaf' (2022), followed by the latest release, 'Flower on Fire' (2023). Both albums, featuring original compositions, address themes of social struggle, shamanic rituals, and cultural traditions. Their goal is to unite musical cultures and, most importantly, bring visibility to endangered indigenous languages, such as Quechua.

Afro-Andean Funk is based in New York City, where they have been invited to perform at prestigious concerts at the Lincoln Center and Bryant Park in front of thousands of fans.

The music of Afro-Andean Funk serves as a vehicle to keep this heritage alive and promote understanding and respect among all people.

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