June 20, 2016 | By Rahsaan Lucas

The Chamanas to debut at Nuevofest 2016; RSVP now for the free show

Nuevofest 2016, a free Latin music festival celebrating the new sounds of Latin American music is being held on Sunday, July 10th at FringeArts as part of WXPN’s Latin Roots Live! concert series. Seven bands will be featured in the free concert including the headliner iLe., and the debut of The Chamanas.

The Chamanas hail from one of the most notoriously violent borders in the world and find a way to make it sound sweet. The 3-piece band was started in 2013 by Manuel Calderon, Hector Carreon, and Amalia Mondragon in El Paso Texas/Ciudad Juarez. The band refers to itself as “A metaphorical bridge” between the two border cities, and has a sound that draws influences from 70’s Mexican pop, traditional Latin rhythms, and modern indie music, and fuses all of them together into catchy, poignant, dreamy melodies that you’ll want to keep on a loop. The Chamanas have performed alongside bands like Zoe & Jarabe de Palo on many acclaimed stages, including SXSW. The band’s recent album, Once Once is a collection of songs written since the founding of the band, including a translated cover of the Portugal The Man song ‘Purple Yellow Red and Blue,’ which hoisted them into the spotlight. The Chamanas are poised to charm their way into our music-loving hearts, and we are proud to present the band for their Philadelphia debut at NUEVOFEST 2016.


Nuevofest will be held at FringeArts, 140 N. Columbus Boulevard (at Race Street) in Philadelphia. Doors are at 5 p.m. The all-ages show starts at 6 p.m.

The event is free however you must RSVP HERE.

Latin Roots Live! is produced in partnership with Afrotaino Productions and made possible by the William Penn Foundation.

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