Often described as ‘alternative cumbia fusion’, the band’s roots are in traditional Colombian cumbia with touches of vallenato, sonidero, hip-hop, rock ranchero y funk costeña. Featuring 11 new songs, the bands second album takes it’s inspiration from different parts of Oaxaca and the world. The title ‘Interranchonal’, is a play on words referencing movement, travel and multiculturalism. With members of the band hailing from the Istmo, Italy, Mexico City and Oaxaca it is representative of not only their personal stories but also the diversity of the new music. On this record cumbia is merged with oriental sounds in the song ‘Tao Te Ching’, with Italian music in ‘Cumbia Tarantela’ and explores Spanish rhythms in ‘La Pepa’. The piece ‘Xochimilco’ pays tribute to one of our favourite Oaxacan neighbourhoods, and ‘Señores Telenovela’ reflects on the manipulation of mass-media in Mexico, while songs such as ‘Peregrinoando’ and ‘Desierto tackle themes such as world migration and movement.
The members of La China Sonidera are Georgina S. Wonchee (vocals), Marco Buonamico (voice), Xchel Cruz (vocals, keyboard and accordion), Alfonso Barrera (guitar), Coco Santiago (bass), Kleiber Toledo (drums and percussion), and Jesús García (percussion).
La China Sonidera will be supported by La Furia con Lujuria Sonidera.
There will be lots of giveaways including albums and t-shirts, a raffle, plus mezcal and snacks.
If you want to buy the album (and we recommend that you do) you can get it at the gig for the special price of $100 (regular price will be $150). You can also find it on itunes, Spotify and Amazon as well as in the Librería Grañén Porrúa.
La China Sonidera
7pm, 6 November 2015
Biblioteca Pública Central de Oaxaca