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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Meridian Brothers (Colombia) & Soroche (DC)

Join us at Le Mondo for an electric evening of experimental Latin Tropical sounds from the MERIDIAN BROTHERS, the legendary musical shape-shifters from Bogota, Colombia. Playing Baltimore for the first time ever, the acclaimed group is joined by SOROCHE, a six piece band from Washington, DC.

This is a unique and must-see performance just before the release of their new album in 2024. If you're new to their music, you can learn more about the artists and grab a ticket below.

A flyer for Meridian Brothers and Soroche at Le Mondo


Meridian Brothers & Soroche

Le Mondo | 406 N Howard St

Sunday, May 12, 7PM (Show: 7:30PM)

Tickets: $15 Online, $20 at door



An all-white photo of the band Meridian Brothers, playing at Le Mondo Baltimore

Hailing from Bogota, Colombia, Meridian Brothers was founded by musical shape-shifter Eblis Alvarez. Over the years, Meridian Brothers has evolved into a five-piece outfit focused on re-interpreting all manners of Latin Tropical styles with a strong psychedelic and experimental sensibility.

Eblis Alvarez has been an intricate part of the new generation of Colombian musicians who have been instrumental in re-inventing Colombia’s rich panoply of tropical styles, bringing them firmly into the 21st century, but retaining a sense of fun and celebration that remains essential to the music.

The band's imaginative and energy-laden music uses popular Latin American rhythms, augmented by sampling techniques, elaborate effect processing, and quirky, theatrical vocals, which channel imaginary characters with both pathos and humor.

Meridian Brothers includes Maria Valencia (saxophone, clarinet, percussion, and synthesizers), Alejandro Araujo Larrahondo (drums and percusion), Cesar Quevedo (bass) and Alejandro Forero (electronics and synthesizers) and Eblis Alvarez (guitar and electronics.

A photo of the band Meridian Brothers wearing matching shirts

Their latest album, Meridian Brothers y El Grupo Renacimiento was released by legendary New York based label Ansonia and is a psychedelic tribute to New York's 70's era Salsa Dura. The album has been praised by the NY Times, the Guardian, NPR, PRI, El Pais and the band has appeared on Tiny Desk Concerts, KEXP, KCRW, Bandcamp Live, and WNYC.

It’s at once a psychedelic fever dream, a deep dive into salsa’s past, a critique of society’s surrender to technology, and a newmusical encounter between Colombia’s sophisticated capital of Bogotá and its rustic Caribbean coast.

The New York Times

The group has also released albums on Soundway Records, Names You Can Trust and Bongo Joe and have proven very popular in South America and Europe where the band has toured extensively.



A photo of the band Soroche playing live

SOROCHE is a DC-based band with roots in both the US and Medellin, Colombia. Their music seeks to transmogrify a wide range of stylistic influences - from Cumbia and Vallenato to Punk and Folk, into a danceable alchemy that crosses cultural dance floors.

SOROCHE is comprised of Richard Benjumea (Guitar/Vocals) Chris Broholm (Trumpet) Diego Castañeda (Percussion) Bill Dempsey (Keys) Aaron Gibian (Drums) Matt Perrone (Guitar). This will be their Baltimore debut as well!

A photo of the Washington DC band Soroche playing live


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