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Frente Cumbiero joins Santuri Tz in May

  • Date: May 19, 2015
  • Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Venue: Various locations

Santuri East Africa is proud to announce our next Tanzania based project, and to welcome it’s protagonist- Mario Galaeno Toro a.k.a FRENTE CUMBIERO.


With the support of the Colombian Embassy in Nairobi, Mario will be visiting Tanzania in May to work with Santuri for a week- we’ll be digging for sounds, recording with local artists, screening movies, hosting seminars, DJing, performing live and sharing Mario’s unique experience of Colombian music and technology.


Watch this space for details, and check out more about the man himself below:


FRENTE CUMBIERO is recognized as a spearhead of the new cumbia movement in Colombia. Onstage, the Solo Live Set showcases groove oriented music for the dance-floor, combining electronics, synths, keyboards and sequences performed and dubbed live to deliver a powerful dose of Colombian tropical sounds.


Having performed on stages in South and Central America, Europe, United States, Russia, Australia and New Zealand and with vinyl 33 and 45 rpm releases by labels from USA (Names You Can Trust), UK (Soundway) and Spain (Vampisoul), FRENTE CUMBIERO, through their forward thinking projects and collaborations with legendary musicians, is actively expanding cumbia and latin music frontiers.






Frente Cumbiero in Tanzania – Program:


  • Tuesday 19th May – live performance with Msafari Zawose, Bagamoyo (venue TBC)
  • Wednesday 20th May – Screening and talk – SABROSO! A Road Trip to Colombia’s Caribbean Coast CDEA, Michocheni.
  • Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd – music production workshop at Music Mayday, Michocheni.
  • Friday 22nd – Live performance and DJ set at Santuri Society 14,Triniti Bar, Oyster Bay.

More to be announced!