DILEMASTRONAUTA Y LA TRIPULACION COSMICA
Upstairs, All Ages
DOORS: 8:30 PM // SHOW: 9:00 PM
Free ($10 Suggested Donation)
Songbyrd Vinyl Lounge
Tuesday December 3, 2019
Colombian drummer and New York resident Andres Jimenez is a staple in the burgeoning scene of underground and independent Tropical music that is once again thriving throughout the city’s 5 boroughs. He has quietly led the rambunctious rhythms from his comfortable seat behind the drum kit for the up-and-coming groups, MAKU Soundsystem, Combo Chimbita & Los Aliens. What makes Jimenez a unique drummer in today’s climate is his deep connection with the roots of Colombian folkloric music and golden age tropicalia - but mixed with his strong sense of experimental improvisation and camaraderie among other musicians. It’s a throwback to the heyday of studio and stage performers who were unafraid of musical boundaries, and it’s a welcome feeling of timelessness in today’s modern world of technology and machine driven production.
This year, Jimenez has recently formed and led a new quartet called Dilemastronauta y La Tripulación Cosmica, where this juxtaposition of tropical roots and performance-driven improvisation take center stage under the guidence of his steady rhythms and compositions. With live performances throughout the city and a studio record on the way, it’s another reminder of Jimenez’ crucial role in this amazing musical and cultural rennaissance.,