New York's Latin funk and Hip Hop groove machine
Sep 25 07:00 PM
Small World Music Stage Presented by Exodus Travels
M.A.K.U is a powerhouse criss-crossing from Colombia to their adopted hometown of NYC to Chicago, Los Angeles, Toronto and around the globe to Roskilde Festival in Denmark to the Atlantic Music Expo in Cape Verde. Everywhere they’ve won over friends: a storming appearance at globalFEST saw the band awarded a touring fund, while new outlets have kept heaping praise. Afropop Worldwide praised the “frantic terrain” the band explores. NPR raved about the “driving and gritty energy…this raw-edged, punk-tinged band explodes with the propulsive force of traditional rhythms and urban restlessness.”
M.A.K.U's immigrant experience is an opportunity to create, to find a voice that speaks loud and proud, to connect past and future. A chance to make history. Their fourth album, Mezcla(Glitterbeat) is in every way, a mix, an invitation to think and to dance.The band passionately elaborates, “The immigrant experience is complex. Though reasons and conditions for migrating vary greatly one thing we can certainly say is that it is a life-changing, identity-shaping experience.As a group of curious and creative people, our immigrant experience manifests itself through the playful exploration of our musical roots and cultural heritage, while making commentary on our day to day realities, inevitably reflecting our times.