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The Wise Hall & Lounge
1882 Adanac Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 2E2
Live at the WISE is excited to bring together a night of ska, rock, cumbia, salsa, balkan, psych rock, dub, hip hop, and surf. A night NOT to be missed.
Even though they may dress like clowns, Entangados is one of Argentina’s most unique, exciting bands. Combining ska, rock, cumbia, salsa and Balkan folk music, Entangados emanate fun and joy from the stage with the power of 100 suns. With guitars, horns and accordions, the band builds a wall of sound that act as powerful catalysts to the biggest dance parties. In the midst of all this music, the group employs actors to help create a carnival atmosphere that will captivate and excite audience members of all ages.
Mngwa is an 8-piece experimental Latin band based in Vancouver, but their spirit is rooted in the cumbia of South America. Far removed from a cohesive Latin music scene, Mngwa has created their own singular style, mixing psych rock, dub, hip hop, and surf influences into their afro-latin polyrhythmic pot. After 3 years of blasting unsuspecting Canadian audiences, Mngwa is pushing their northern strain of cumbia ever-further, reaching fans of Latin music worldwide.
With band members from across Europe, Canada and Mexico, Mngwa makes wild new music that jumps many boundaries without ever losing the groove. Following a breakthrough 2015 that included the release of their debut Vancumbia Ambush EP, Canadian festival appearances, and a Mexican tour, Mngwa is preparing to record their full-length debut and broadcast their sound into the distant cosmos.