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Encuentro Underground is BACK with the second in our "Roots" series, highlighting the cultural roots of Colombian music with more exciting cross-cultural explorations. We will show the AFRICAN roots of Colombian music, which trace back to the slave trade that brought West Africans to Colombia's shores in the colonial days, and gave birth to traditions like the CUMBIA and CURRULAO.

We are thrilled to continue with PART II: AFRICA, which will feature MORE renowned artists from around the world, including West African vocalist Laurent Hounsavi in town from Paris, and the beloved NYC Afro-Colombian maestros singer, gaitero, and percussionist Ronald Polo and percussionist guru Moris Cañate, with Colombians Nestor Gómez, Andrés Garcia, and Pablo Mayor.

We will also give a preview into the music for the upcoming ID Studio Theater production "Cumbia de mi Corazón" with a musical score by Pablo Mayor based on Colombian standards.

For those of you who missed out, the first in the series featuring SPAIN with A Palo Seco Flamenco and renowned Encuentro NYC artists was magical. A peak from the fall: