Gregorio Uribe, his Big Band and the Carnival from Pasto, Colombia – Tickets – The Lincoln Theatre – Washington, DC – April 17th, 2018

Gregorio Uribe, his Big Band and the Carnival from Pasto, Colombia

The Ambassador of Colombia, Camilo Reyes and the President of PROCOLOMBIA, Felipe Jaramillo

Gregorio Uribe, his Big Band and the Carnival from Pasto, Colombia

Tue, April 17, 2018

Doors: 5:30 pm / Show: 5:30 pm

The Lincoln Theatre

Washington, DC

Show starts at 7:00 PM

FREE & Open to the Public. 

Admission is first come, first served. Tickets not required. RSVP does not guarantee admission.

Gregorio Uribe, his Big Band and the Carnival from Pasto, Colombia
Gregorio Uribe, his Big Band and the Carnival from Pasto, Colombia
Experience the unique sounds, beats and rythms The Sabrosura of Colombia. Feautring:
Gregorio Uribe and his Big Band: An established singer, songwriter, accordionist and big band leader, Uribe was born in Bogotá, Colombia and is currently based in New York City. Emerging as a graduate from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Uribe has made a name for himself in the Latin music scene of both New York City and Boston. Well known for leading the Gregorio Uribe Big Band, a 16-piece orchestra that blends cumbia and other Colombian rhythms with powerful big band arranging, Uribe released "Cumbia Universal" (Zoho Music) featuring 8-time GRAMMY-winner and Latin music icon Rubén Blades in October 2015. Upon its release the debut album for the big band hit the Billboard charts and received widespread critical acclaim with performances selling out at Jazz at Lincoln Center in NY, Villa Victoria Center for the Arts in Boston and two concerts at the celebrated Teatro Colón in his native Bogotá, Colombia.
Carnival from Pasto, Colombia: The Carnival from Pasto, origins date way back to the times of the Agrarian Indian cultures of the region, who held celebrations top pay tribute to their Moon Goddess. This was thought to help protect their crops and, thus, their livelihood. It is celebrated every year between the dates of January 2nd and January 7th in the city of Pasto, located in the southwestern region of Colombia in the Andes mountain range. Pasto has, historically, been a meeting point for people of various colonies, races and backgrounds, making it a melting pot of culture.
Today, as with many Colombian festivals, music plays a huge part in the festivities, as does food, artisans and dancing. Huge floats are constructed and paraded through the streets to celebrate the rich history of the area, and the coming together of different cultures.On 20th September 2009 the Carnival from Pasto was announced as one of the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.
Venue Information:
The Lincoln Theatre
1215 U Street NW
Washington, DC, 20009
http://www.thelincolndc.com/