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Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto & Madalitso Band
Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto & Madalitso Band

Fri, Sep 22


Paradiso Santa Fe

Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto & Madalitso Band

Tickets cost $10 in advance, $15 day of show (plus a $2 service charge). September 22, 2023 • 7:30 pm. Moved to Paradiso due to a small fire at the Bridge • Capacity 100 • DOORS 6:30pm • All Ages

Time & Location

Sep 22, 2023, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Paradiso Santa Fe, 903 Early St, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA

About The Event

Join us for a fun international dance party with acoustic cumbia music  from Los Gaiteros de San Jancinto from Colombia and Madalitso Band’s  rippling guitar driven music from Malawi.  The bands feature unique  instruments like that gaita (flute) and babatone (8-foot long 1-string  bass!).

Deep in the Montes de María, on the shores of Colombia's Caribbean  coast, with the advent of the Spanish conquest and the arrival of the  enslaved African population, the sound of a new race was born. The  native Kogi tribe descended from the snow-capped peaks with their flutes  imitating the song of the birds, slaves introduced the overpowering  cadence of their drums, and the Spaniards imposed their melancholic song  to give birth to gaita music cradled in the tiny town of San Jacinto.  Time slowly gave shape to the gaiteros as they sang to life, love, and  suffering, as women's hips could not help following the drumbeat, and as  listeners' souls would give in to the melancholic airs of the gaitas or  reed flutes. Centuries of music and rum created Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto, the greatest maestros of this tradition.

Legend has it that Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto were formed around  1930. Founded by Miguel Antonio "Toño" Fernandez, they have preserved  and disseminated their art for over five generations. Passing the torch  from father to son, from uncle to nephew, this group has become one of  Colombia's cultural treasures and the living expression of Latin  America's history of strength, passion and survival.


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