Cumbia/Funk Fusion Xperimento Returns to The Parrot
Xperimento the 7-piece Columbian-roots/cumbia funk/reggae band returns to The Green Parrot stage with shows at 5:30, 9:00 and 11:00 p.m
Voted Miami’s Best Fusion Band 2011 by Miami New Times, Xperimento is something only Miami could cook up. It plays a blend of cumbia, reggae, salsa, funk, timba, rumba, tango and dub, creating a sound that reflects the diverse mixture of cultures and genres that Miami has to offer.
The band has strong ties to two other Miami groups known for mixing new rhythms: Suenalo and the Spam Allstars, both well known to Parrot patrons for their past pelvis-grinding Parrot performances.
Xperimento has released three independent CDs in the last two years and improvises nearly 90 percent of its repertoire, giving the band its name, Xperimento
Pioneers of the fusion music happening now in Miami, Xperimento began as a side project of Locos por Juana (Crazy for Jane), a Latin fusion band that blends cumbia, reggae, funk, rock, R&B, and hip-hop. Since releasing their first two CDs in 2002 and 2005, they have been selected as a Billboard magazine “Hot Pick,” a “Best US Band” by BBC News, “Best Latin Rock Band in Miami” by the Miami New Times, and been nominated for a Latin Grammy.