Gio Chamba + The Cumbia Movement
March 22 @ 9:00 pm – March 23 @ 2:00 am
Ages 21+ Welcome, $15 Cover, get advance tickets online
Gio Chamba is the wild duo of Gio Alejandro and Coffee Guzman. Their infectious musical blend and raucous performances give them an edge that is hard to find in many bands. Fresh and exciting, yet there’s a celebratory sense of familiarity and warmness in their performances. In the nine years of making music together, they have shared the stage with acts such as: AB Quintanilla & Los Kumbia Allstarz, Ozomatli, Natalia LaFourcade, Caravan Palace, Las Cafeteras, Chicano Batman, Sonido Gallo Negro, Dengue Dengue Dengue, Baby Bash, and Los Lonely Boys to name a few. They have also performed in several festivals and notable stages such as: Free Press Summer Fest & SuperBowl Live in Houston Texas, Fortress Festival in Fort Worth Texas, Villapalooza and Mole de Mayo in Chicago, CMJ Showcase in New York City, MXLAN in McAllen Texas, & The Aztec Theatre in San Antonio Texas.
Gio Chamba’s sound emanates from the cultural melting-pot that is Houston. Their music is dotted with vicious raps, tropical vocal melodies, and psychedelic guitar solos from Gio, but the driving force of their performances comes from their bass heavy, danceable, electronic beats rooted in the wide-spread genre, Cumbia. All the while, Coffee smashes the congas like a punk rocker, but keeps the beat going in perfect time, serving up an infectious pulse for the crowd to feed on. It’s a potent combination and the grooves hit so hard that you can’t help but dance.
Most recently, Gio Chamba’s Psychedelic-Electronic Cumbia has gained popularity with fans online. Now with over 50k followers on TikTok and 37K followers on Instagram, they are steadily gaining more listeners on all music platforms and showing the musical potential for breaking into markets throughout all the Americas and even other parts of the world.