Sotomayor draws from cumbia, merengue, dancehall, afrobeat, and other Afro-latinx rhythms to create their signature sound — an incredibly danceable, electro-percussive groove with lots of low end, tantalizing vocals, and satisfying electro-pop. Led by siblings Raul (music production) and Paulina (vocals) from Mexico City, the group is spearheading the Latin New Wave with cutting edge beats and a well-balanced toolkit of electronic and instrumental sounds.
In 2020 they released “Orígenes” their 3rd studio album through the NY based label Wonderwheel Recordings. This album was recorded between Mexico and Puerto Rico, and was produced by the 28 times Grammy Winner Eduardo Cabra aka “Visitante” from the legendary band “Calle 13”. In this production Sotomayor explores a new Afro Caribbean vision in the music, much more dance floor focused, and highly influenced by percussion. You don’t want to miss their MA debut.
“Diverse in origins and shamelessly upbeat” –Sounds & Colours
Special guest C.A.M.P.O.S. is the one-man cumbia band led by Josh Camp (Chicha Libre, Locobeach) that goes through jungles, outer space, and up the sides of ancient Mayan temples, all in a single set. C.A.M.P.O.S. stands for Cumbia And More Psychedelic Original Sounds.
“Sounds like a lost night in the Amazon with a Moog, drum machine and leather jacket. Psychedelic, playful and authentic.” —Quantic
ABOUT THIS GATHERING:
The beautiful backyard of Beit Ahavah at Florence Congregational Church (130 Pine Street, Florence, MA, USA) is centrally located and provides us with generous and ample space to listen to music, enjoy each other’s company, and also continue following state guidelines regarding social distancing.
MASK POLICY UPDATE:
Many people are ready to shed their masks. Others may have not yet been vaccinated, may have underlying vulnerabilities, or may be protecting loved ones who do.
We’d like everyone to feel welcome and comfortable at our events. To that end, we will be dividing the lawn into a masked and unmasked section. Please select the section where you feel most comfortable.
IN CASE OF RAIN:
If rain is forecasted, we will move the event indoors to the Sanctuary and everyone will be required to wear masks for the duration of the show.
6PM BYO picnic. Music at 7PM.
Special thanks to Downright Productions for sponsoring this event with sound and light.
Gates open at 6PM for picnicking and the music starts at 7PM. This in-person concert takes place on the lawn of the Florence Congregational Church in Northampton, MA (USA) which provides ample space to enjoy music, enjoy each other’s company, and also continue following state guidelines regarding social distancing. Guests are required to wear masks and maintain 6 feet of distance between pods.
$0.00 USD – $25.00 USD