MAKU SoundSystem with Black Pepper Flake @ Fort Sumner Park
@ Fort Sumner Park, 64 North St
(aka Top of the World Park)
Supported by the Ann H. Symington Foundation and the Friends of Fort Sumner Park
Part of our free community concert series leading up to our reopening in October. The sky will be ablaze with sunset sounds and fire music from the self-described “immigrant beat” band.
One of the original catalysts of Latinx music in New York City, MAKU SoundSystem has been the connective tissue for several creative projects, bands and community roots for over a decade. As a group with a rotating membership, they’ve recorded multiple albums— both DIY and for worldwide labels. Throughout their various iterations, the heart and mission of the ensemble has consistently built bridges— rather than tearing them down— remaining a remarkable beacon of positivity in a consistently competitive environment. The inspiring atmosphere has nurtured several notable musicians and acts over the years, including members of Combo Chimbita, Dilemastronauta, Bulla en el Barrio, KUYE, Leon Brothers and Prince of Queens.
The stripped down trio is an ode to the creative source of their core members, lead singer & bassist Juan Ospina, drummer Andres Jimenez and guitarist Camilo Rodriguez play with an experience and restraint that only enhances the end result of their music. It’s an approach born from familiar experimentation, rather than modern day trends. The band is freely driven to the ritualistic movements of rhythms and melodies; a dose of good music that grooves with a touch of analog FX, synthesized glitches and atmospheric coros.
Opening DJ set by the ever-eclectic genre-defying Black Pepper Flake.
Supported by the Ann H. Symington Foundation. Co-presented by Friends of Fort Sumner Park.