Genre

Caribbean
Dominican

Configurations

Sextet (6)
Quintet (5)
Sextet (6)

Contact

Irka Mateo
626-264-0744

Instrumentation

1-Lead Vocal, 2-Guitar / Back Vocal, 3-Accordion / Back Vocal, 4-Bass, 5-Drums, 6-Percussion

PA System

None

About

The new sounds that Irka Mateo introduces with her music are a fusion of dance music from the Caribbean and Latin America with popular folk rhythms from the countryside of the Domincan Republic—itself a fusion of afro, indigenous, and European influences. Mateo embraces an array of traditions including dance melodies driven by the accordion, guitar, and percussion. Through poetic lyrics, she tells colorful stories of love and life. Mateo and her stellar band, La Tirindanga, will take the stage to showcase this original music. So be set to enjoy an exhilarating performance that fills the room with joy, dance, and musical enchantment.