Saturday, November 3, is being dubbed “World Music Night” at Flamingo Cantina. After looking at the lineup, there is cultural music inspired by two different continents and at least two different countries. Either way, the lineup consists of three of Austin’s best.
Austin-based Son Jarocho extraordinaires Son Armado open the showcase at 9:15 p.m. Son Jarocho is a popular education-based art form centered around community gatherings & celebrations known as Fandangos. The Fandango involves music, dancing, and poetry in the context of a communally created and shared space, with the tarima (a wooden dance platform) as the gathering point. Son Armado are emblematic of the movement right here in Austin.
Huerta Culture follows with their personal brand of South American-base Latin fusion. The band takes its name from Huerta Street in South Austin where for years a core group of friends got together to jam and lay down rhythms, sometimes hosting after parties for local and traveling musicians. Their music blends elements of reggae, ska, traditional Latin rhythms such as cumbia and combines them with socially conscious lyrics. Huerta Culture take the stage at 10:30 p.m.
Gustavo Rodriguez headlines Saturday night’s showcase. Over the past 20 years in Austin, 7 years with Los Locos, Rodriguez has performed at many local venues and restaurants. Rodriguez has experience in performing a wide variety of genres such as cumbia, tropical, vallenato and ranchera. The Gustavo Rodriguez band perform at midnight.
Flamingo Cantina is located at 515 East 6th Street. Doors open at 9 p.m. 21+ are welcome. Cover charge is $6. Visit the event post on Facebook here.