Bringing you the vintage vibes of 60’s era, Mali (Orchestra Gold) and Colombia (Yanga) in one extraordinarily danceable party.
This is a very special album release show for Yanga, with Retro vinyl vibes provided by the unstoppable DJ collective La Pelanga.
Saturday at 9 PM – 12:30 AM
Elbo Room Jack London
311 Broadway, Oakland, California 94607
ORCHESTRA GOLD: Led by the ferocious Mariam Diakité from Bamako, Orchestra Gold (OG) hypnotizes audiences with danceable, funky, high-energy 1960’s style Afrodance music from Mali. These roots are colored by 60’s era analog psychedelic rock and funk from West Africa and beyond.
YANGA: Seamlessly blending tradition and progression to produce a rich and resonant sound, YANGA reinterprets the universal sound of Colombian rhythms and melody. Creating a unique variation of Colombia’s ever-expanding musical influence, the group brings sound that bridges the gap between past, present and future.
DJ La Pelanga: La Pelanga is a DJ collective born out of Cali, Colombia, and based in Oakland, California. Since 2008, we bring together our community around a crazy, positive dance floor with the freshest sounds from Kinshasa and Cartagena, Port au Prince and Nueva York, Oakland and Abidjan. We mix the old and the new, the city and the village, bombardinos and autotune: cumbia, dancehall, afrobeat, salsa dura, soukous, champeta, kompa, hip hop, coupé decalé, currulao, and much more.