Combo Chimbita have announced a Los Angeles show date at The Echoplex. The New York-based group will return to the Echoplex for a headline performance on Thursday Sept. 23. Additional Combo Chimbita tour dates have been announced. View the full list of tour dates below. Tickets to Combo Chimbita at the Echoplex are priced at $22 and on sale now.
Along with the new Combo Chimbita tour dates comes a powerful new track titled “Mujer Jaguar.” Robust in psychedelic Afro Colombian rhythms, the new offering is a wordless piece of art full of immense passion and storytelling. Filmed and produced in Cali, Colombia at the beginning of a national uprising that has seen violent state repression against its citizens, the song’s new video features a youthful woman who’s fierce psychical and emotional being speaks to the resistance happening across Abya Yala. As you watch the video, you can’t help but be entranced by the woman’s rapid body movements, that at times induced a feeling of anxiety as the barbwire in the foreground plays proximity tricks on your eyes.
Despite the track being absent of lyrics, lead singer Carolina Oliveros makes it impressionable as ever with her fervent vocalizations that have a punk feel. “The roaring is largely a crying out from the soul, a connection to our deep desire to construct a different world,” Oliveros explains. “It’s a nod to the strength of our youth, a new fearless and forward-thinking mind, whose nonconformity with our socio-political status fills us with hope.”
“Mujer Jaguar” is Combo Chimbita’s first new release in two years and the first in a series of forthcoming singles and videos from the band. With the new offering written and recorded in Puerto Rico amidst the global pandemic and ongoing colonial trauma within the island, “Mujer Jaguar” serves as a “rallying cry and reveals a chaotic spirit and generational desperation which shakes us into consciousness”
“It’s been a year full of change, from a deep personal level and on a global scale, so “Mujer Jaguar” is an explosive and cathartic track molded from the energy and emotions we absorbed throughout that time,” said the band’s bassist Prince of Queens.
9/3 – Pittsburgh, PA – Pittonkatonk Festival
9/13 – Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere Rooftop
9/19 – Chicago, IL – The Empty Bottle
9/22 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Shop
9/23 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echoplex
9/25 – Dana Point, CA – Ohana Festival