The Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela will host a concert by the ensemble “A Contratiempo,” on October 27th at 7:00pm at the Bolivarian Hall, the cultural space of the diplomatic mission in Washington, DC.
The Venezuelan group fuses the musical background of each of the band’s members, offering a mix of Venezuelan folk music, classical, bossa nova and jazz. The band has been a pioneer in mixing Venezuelan and African instruments. Its musical trajectory is chronicled on its first album, “Katuketi.”
“A Contratiempo” has become well known in Venezuela for the quality of its performances, and has played in the most celebrated concert venues in Venezuela as well as in other countries throughout Latin America and Europe.
The band is comprised of Angel Tolosa (harp), Luis Tolosa (cuatro), Ezequiel Lopez (bass) and César Alberto González (percussion). The concert in Washington will include only the Tolosa brothers and López. Read the bios of the band members here.
What: “A Contratiempo” ensemble
When: Thursday, October 27, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Bolivarian Hall. 2443 Massachusetts Av., N.W., Washington D.C., 20008
Press Office – Venezuelan Embassy to the U.S. / October 21, 2011