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Revivareggae, rockConcepto Tambor • Afro-Latin

Friday Oct 28, 2016

618 Central Ave SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone: (505) 764-8887
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Phone: 505.764.8887

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Concepto Tambor
Courtesy of the artist via Facebook

On Friday, Oct. 28, Launchpad (618 Central SW) presents a concert by two highly unusual rocanrol-influenced outfits. Revíva and Concepto Tampor create aural products that stretch the rock's natural boundaries while augmenting its inherently limited reach. Each outfit does this by infusing the genre's basis with a sense of social justice made musically in multicultural manifestations. The folks at Revíva write that their name comes from a Spanish word that means “to relive or revive.” The members of this local septet accomplish their mission by being “an original voice for the voiceless,” singing about “real stories that happen to real people, from American adolescent self-esteem issues, the Lost Boys of Sudan, PTSD rates in our troops, to innocent Afghanis who have lost their families and livelihood over a misguided war for oil.” Using a sound that balances reggae with Latin-American rhythmic conceits as well as country-Western and jam-band influences, Revíva presents concerts that are as thought-provoking as they are joyfully danceable. Concepto Tambor operates along similar lines, using a multitude of divergent cultural references in the most American way possible, which is to say they entertain and inform radically yet democratically. So yeah, rock out and learn something about the vast world we walk and dance upon at this 21+ exposition of all our nation can be. $7 gets one in, plain-jane style, but you can access the show for $5 if you come in costume. (Just don't dress up like Donald Trump or Sarah Palin; that just ain't cool in the world of revitalized revelations.)

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