Congo / Saturday 9th at 8:00 pm.
One of the Uruguayan bands with the longest career. It always remained true to its reggae music style, influenced by Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Jimmy Cliff. Congo’s been on multiple stages inside the country, and has taken its music around the whole region.
Contra Las Cuerdas / Friday 8th at 8:00 pm.
Contra las Cuerdas goes back into the filed with its vernacular hip hop, rap that searches for its own style, inside of which candombe, tango, funk and jazz are merged. Formed as a group in the spring of 1999, they’ve shared the stage with La Mala Rodríguez, Calle 13, Bajofondo Tango Club, Mvbill, Erick Truffaz and others.
Senda 7 / Sunday 10th at 8:00 pm.
Originary from the Colón neighborhood of Montevideo. They define themselves as a band of brothers and friends who choose to share their music. Their proposal includes murga, rock, reggae, candombe and a fusion of these and other styles.
Radio Palermo / Sunday 10th, 6:30 pm.
Musical collective lead by the bassist, composer and arranger Rodrigo Calzada. With candombe as its main axis and a strong mixture with hip hop, instrumental improvisation and rap prevail among candombe-like melodies.
Rodrigo Calzada: voice and bass | Fernando Espinosa: keyboards | Joaquín Baranzano: keyboards | Mateo Ottonello: drums | Miguel Leal: trumpet | Rodrigo Baleato: tenor saxophone | Carlitos Leal Jr: trombone | Pablo Silva: repique drum | Leroy Pérez: repique drum | Darío Terán: chico drum | Jonhatan Yeye Rodríguez: piano drum.
Papina De Palma / Sunday 10th, 5:30 pm.
She edited her first record, “Instantes Decisivos”, in November 2016. It was produced by Juanito el Cantor and got the Best new artist and the Best pop album awards at the Graffiti Awards of Uruguayan music.
In 2013 she got the first place of the National Music Prize, given by the Ministry of Education and Culture, and won the singing gathering in the Movida Joven in its 2011 and 2012 editions.
These days, apart from writing and playing her own songs, she is a part of the Coralinas vocal group and the Falta y Resto murga.
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Karma Man Kaya / Friday 8th at 6:30 pm.
Playing its own songs along with cover songs of the reggae, rock and hip hop traditions, Karma Man Kaya was born in 2005. Since then, the band has performed on different stages both in Uruguay and Argentina. In 2011 it received the Best reggae/ska album award in the Graffiti Awards.
In the end of 2016, RENACE, its second full length album came out. With it, the band aspires to broaden its number of followers and reach more people, both inside and outside the country.
Sergio Funk y su perro Beagle / Saturday 9th 5:30 pm.
It’s formed as a band in 2015, with the clear intention of playing groove and harmonies of their own authorship. Its members come together to pour their knowledge and their influences into a repertoire that allows the audience to dance or to count beats or unusual triplets. Its motivation for coming out is transmitting its funky nerdy-danceable-canine style, as well as its beagle staging, to the rest of us mortals.