A Latin, garage, psychedelic, Cumbia dance explosion!
Vox Urbana is a seven-piece band that combines Latin-based sounds with stories and experiences that occur in the Arizona/Sonora border region. The bi-national band is based in Tucson, Arizona and has been creatively narrating stories of the border community since 2010. The band’s original repertoire breaks any language barrier through its 100% danceable grooves. Vox Urbana’s instrumentation consists of guitar, keyboard, sax, trombone, bass guitar, congas, and drums. As a collective composing body, Vox Urbana continuously aims to learn and expand its musical influences. Among the musical styles found in the band’s sound and identity is a meztizaje of ethnic sounds such as Huapango (Southern Mexico), Cumbia (Colombia), Chicha (Peru), Cha-cha-cha (Cuba), along with a variety of electronic textures such as synthesizers and voice effects. Such musical recipe guarantees a high-energy performance, as well as a culturally fruitful experience to younger and older audience in the U.S./Mexico region.
"WHAT DO YOU GET WHEN YOU FUSE THE DANCEABLE ELEMENTS OF CUMBIA - A CENTURIES OLD AFRICAN AND HISPANIC STYLE OF MUSIC - WITH THE YOUNGER AND FASTER-PACED GARAGE BRAVADO OF PUNK AND THE MYSTICISM OF PSYCHEDELIC ROCK? THE ANSWER: VOX URBANA. NEARLY TWO YEARS DOWN AND THEY'VE TAKEN THAT SOUTHWEST VOICE AND ESTABLISHED A CULT FOLLOWING THANKS IN LARGE PART TO THE GROUP'S HIGHLY ENTERTAINING SHOWS, A BEVY OF SKILLFUL INSTRUMENTATION AND SHAKE-YOUR-HIPS RHYTHMS."
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