Sidestepper | Ropetackle Arts Centre

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Music, World Music,


Friday 29th July 2016 -


“Absolutely wonderful” ~ Lauren Laverne, BBC 6 Music

Based in Bogotá, Colombia, Sidestepper are long-time pioneers of Latin electronic dance music. Mixing exciting beats with Colombia’s native ‘cumbia’ sound (accordion led dance music), Sidestepper bring to life joyful grooves and South American melodies with shakers, flutes, percussion, dreamy guitars, and stunning vocals.

Recently, the band has delved into a more organic sound that celebrates the traditions of other incredible South American dance bands – the great ‘orquestas’ of Colombia, Haiti, Trinidad, Cuba and Africa. These were bands that existed well before the electronic revolution in the 80s and 90s, and add a fresh new dynamic to Sidestepper’s already infectious sound.

Don’t miss this glorious show perfect for summer – there will be dancing space by the bar.