Colombian Group El Caribefunk to Take Philadelphia by Funky Storm All Summer Long

With a sound that’s Caribbean, funky, Latin, reggae-influenced, and just downright good, energetic Colombian quartet El Caribefunk has been moving audiences all around Philadelphia from the second they landed, and gaining fans everywhere they go.

The group is spending the summer in residence in South Philly thanks to their connections with brothers Ryan Tennis and Bronson Tennis–Bronson, leader of Philadelphia latin group De Tierra Caliente, originally played bass with El Caribefunk during his time living in Buenos Aires, but retired from the group when he returned to the US. Both Bronson and Ryan Tennis (who leads local good-times band Ryan Tennis and the Clubhouse Band) have spent time in South America with the Caribefunk boys, touring as openers for their Colombian friends to warm reception. Now, the brothers are returning the favor and have taken care of all the logistics to have El Caribefunk in Philadelphia.

Since coming to Philly in early June, they’ve played at venues such as Time and the Hard Rock Cafe, and are slated to play many more, including a show at Ardmore Music Hall on July 25th with high-energy brass band the West Philadelphia Orchestra, and the esteemed Philadelphia Folk Festival in August. Audiences who have had the chance to see them already can attest to their inspiring rhythms, energetic charisma, and the fact that they make it impossible for any listener to sit still. The type of fun that El Caribefunk brings to each one of their shows is contagious and inescapable, and lucky for Philadelphia, there are many more chances to catch the Caribefunk bug (including a purchase of their brand-new, self-titled album “El Caribefunk“) before they leave the city at the end of the summer.

You can see the band’s upcoming schedule below, and keep up with the group’s visit via their Facebook page or Twitter feed, as well. Want a taste of the infectious Caribefunk sound? Check out their video for “El Playaman” :


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