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Second Sundays: Chia's Dance Party & Grupo Chonta

In this July 13, 2014 edition of Pioneer Works Second Sundays, Clocktower recorded the event's two fantastically upbeat Colombian performers, CHIA's Dance Party and Grupo Chonta.

CHIA's Dance Party is a New York City-based brass band based on the sounds of traditional Colombian marching bands, but with an urban edge. They branch out from the Colombian rhythmic and melodic traditions and explore diverse genres and compositional approaches, producing "infectious danceable grooves."

Colombia native and marimba master, Diego Obregón, created the group, Grupo Chonta, when he moved to the United States. Grupo Chonta is dedicated to the breezy Afro-Colombian music of the Pacific Coast, with the express purpose of introducing Colombian folklore and its music to the US.


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This series is devoted to highlighting the artists, events, and innovative programs brought to you by Pioneer Works in Red HookBrooklyn


Second Sundays Concert Series


Live music sets from the Pioneer Works Second Sundays monthly open house festivities at their beautiful space in Red Hook, Brooklyn, curated by Olivier Conan of the treasured music venue Barbès, and recorded by Clocktower Radio. Creative, exotic, usually dance-able, and always with strong ties to music from lands far away.