Chontadelia, On tour as part of Center Stage
Thursday, April 21, 6 p.m. Weis Center Plaza
The Exchange’s Art Cart will be on site from 5:30-7 p.m. with special all-ages activities.
Chontadelia is a seven-piece band rooted in the iconic marimba de chonta and steeped in the Pacific coast’s Afro-Colombian culture, identity and history.
Chontadelia has been making its mark since 2015 and has been noted for its socially engaged celebrations that voice the communities’ histories, stories, struggles and concerns.
Based in Bogotá, Columbia, the band completed its first tour to Panama in early March, just as the world was locking down in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
What’s in a name? Chontadelia comes from the fusion of chonta, the wood that the marimba is made of, and delia, psychedelic sounds.
FREE! Tickets are not required.
Sponsored in part by:
• Chontadelia is part of Center Stage (CenterStageUS.org), a public diplomacy initiative of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs with funding provided by the U.S. Government, administered by the New
• England Foundation for the Arts in cooperation with the U.S. Regional Arts Organizations. General management is provided by Lisa Booth Management Inc.
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