The Venezuelan band Bituaya returns to the U.S. to promote its second album, “Te Lo Tengo,” with two concerts on July 9 and 10 in Washington, DC.
The band will perform in Tropicalia, a bar in northwest DC, on July 9 and in Busboys & Poets on July 10. This second concert is part of the “Venezuela Week”, an annual event organized by Busboys & Poets and the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to celebrate Venezuelan culture.
“We are happy to go back to DC and share our music with the people. We want to bring our fusion of electrocaribbean and Afro-Venezuelan drums to the heart of the people of Washington. We will perform songs of our new album, which has a lot of electronic music, drums and Latin American urban poetry,” said musical researcher and creator of Bituaya’s music.
Part of the repertoire of electrocaribbean includes “Congo e’ La Madre África,” “Solos,” “Bajo La Garúa,” “Suenan las sirenas,” and “Te Lo Tengo,” all songs of their second album, launched in Caracas in March.
For the local audience, the Tropicalia concert will be at 8:00 pm, while the other Busboys and Poets’ show will be at 7:00 pm.
Bituaya has been in the U.S. twice. In 2011 the band toured several U.S. cities and celebrated the bicentennial anniversary of the Venezuelan independence in New York with Cuarto Poder and La Vida Boheme, other known Venezuelan bands.
Bituaya is also expected to participate in the Latin Alternative Music Conference in New York.