M.A.K.U Soundsystem, based in New York City, with roots in Colombia puts on a party for everyday people. Innovators of immigrant beat, on stage M.A.K.U juxtaposes traditional Colombian percussion, drum-set, electric bass, guitar, to create an explosive performance filled with unshakable grooves.
Afropop Worldwide praised the “frantic terrain” the band explores. NPR raved about the “driving and gritty energy…this raw-edged, punk-tinged band explodes with the propulsive force of traditional rhythms and urban restlessness.”
“ It’s world music in all it’s glory.” - Sounds & Colours
" What sets M.A.K.U. Soundsystem apart from the crowd is its unusual sound palette. Moog synthesizer lines snake through Afro-Caribbean rhythms and horn lines ripped straight from P Funk, resulting in a juggernaut of fun that must be great to see live.-Derek Rath, Afropop.org
Saturday, May 26, 7:30 pm
Roxbury Arts Center
Advance Tickets: $20 Adult, $18 Student/Senior
All tickets day of performance: $25
All programs offered by the Roxbury Arts Group are supported by the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature, the A. Lindsay and Olive B. O’Connor Foundation, the Robinson-Broadhurst Foundation, Tianaderrah Foundation, WIOX Community Radio, and by the generosity of business sponsors and individual donors like you.