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  • World Cafe Live 3025 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA, 19104 United States (map)

Our last 2016 Latin Roots Live! event will be the hottest dance party of the holiday season, featuring the 16-piece Gregorio Uribe Big Band at World Cafe Live (3025 Walnut St., Philadelphia) on Wednesday, December 14th.

Gregorio Uribe Big Band is reminiscent of the Colombian big bands of the ‘50s and ‘60s, such as those led by Lucho Bermúdez and Pacho Galán, and combines cumbia and other Colombian rhythms with funk and jazz. The band includes some of New York’s top musicians, representing Argentina, USA, Canada, Mexico and Colombia. Live shows feature trumpets, trombones and clarinets soaring over percussion, with the band’s leader dancing to the beat while rocking out on accordion. Band leader, singer and accordionist Gregorio Uribe went from performing in rock bands in Bogota to studying jazz at Berklee in Boston, before starting his big band in New York City. Gregorio has been a guest artist with Carlos Vives and Rubén Blades, and was named by the government of Colombia as
one of the "100 Most Successful Colombians Abroad." He was also an artist-in-residence at Dartmouth College, and a commissioned composer for GRAMMY®-winning Arturo O' Farrill’s Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra.

Doors open at 7:00 PM; Showtime is 8:00 PM

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