‘Amaru Tribe’ Collective Meets ToomTurn Molam Group at Studio Lam
On Wednesday, October 23rd, Studio Lam hosts an interesting group from Melbourn, a collective called Amaru Tribe (in the native South American Quechua language, ‘Amaru’ is the serpent which connects the spiritual and the subterranean world, and this powerful symbolism is embodied in the Amaru Tribe’s music).
The six band members hail from Australia, Colombia, Argentina, Chile and Venezuela. Their sound fuses strong Latin and traditional Cumbia elements with contemporary hip-hop and reggaeton flavours, as well as influences from their Australian home. This cross-cultural synthesis formed the birth of a nuanced and rhythm-heavy new sound that the band refer to as ‘Cumbia Oceanica’.
Amaru tribe have already toured extensively and to critical acclaim, but this is the first time they’ve taken the stage in Asia. They’ve found an ideal platform at Bangkok’s home of World music, Studio Lam, and – after performing their own set – will be joined on the night by Toomturn Molam Group to jam together an exciting new universal musical amalgam.
Nominated for Best Roots and World Music Album at The Age Music Awards in 2017 for their debut self-titled Album “Amaru Tribe” the band’s popularity continues to rise as their songs are a personal and collective work connected to topics of social change, ancestral wisdom, love, life and everything that moves us.