Orquestra Pacifico Tropical – Tickets – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR – May 5th, 2019

Orquestra Pacifico Tropical

Cinco de Mayo blowout featuring the Portland cumbia collective and many radical, diverse PDX artists

Orquestra Pacifico Tropical

Karma Rivera, Lisa Vazquez, Noche Libre DJ Collective

Sun, May 5, 2019

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$12 ADV / $15 DOS

This event is 21 and over

Mostly Standing / Limited Balcony Seating

Orquestra Pacifico Tropical
Orquestra Pacifico Tropical
Deep in the vein filled jungles of each of our hearts beats a music with roots as wide as continents and influence as deep as time itself. Cumbia, music of the Southern American Hemisphere. Orquestra Pacifico Tropical have taken this frenetic, addictive rhythm and accomplished what musicians across time and space have always done, bringing crowds into a blistering dance frenzy. From clubs to the forests of the Pacific Northwest, to hear the ecstatic thump, rumble, and sheer brilliance of the racing rhythms of coastal Colombia side by side with the psychedelic guitar explorations of the Peruvian rain forest is to travel across continents and through time with Orquestra Pacifico Tropical as the guide. WIth respect to those who came and innovated before us, and armed with an arsenal of percussion, woodwinds, horns, accordion and guitars, these 11 friends have come together in the spirit of capturing and breathing new life into this most essential of musics. Cumbia, music of the people.

Featuring members of Sun Angle, Deer or the Doe, O Bruxo, Ioa, Lewi Longmire Band,Tu Fawning, Point Juncture WA, Modernstate, Jippedo and Team Evil, Orquestra Pacifico Tropical's wall of sound is dedicated to expanding the music of Central and South America to the people and dance floors of the Pacific Northwest.
Karma Rivera
Karma Rivera
Karma Rivera is a hip-hop recording artist from Portland, OR. Rivera has established herself as one of the compelling rising stars of the Portland hip-hop scene through a combination of energetic live performances and a steady stream of song releases.
Inspired by the creative brilliance of ’90s artists like Missy Elliott, Lauryn Hill, and Eve, Karma Rivera is looking to revive that era’s sense of authenticity and ingeniousness while showcasing her lyrical skills as an MC to the forefront.
She has performed at countless events in Portland including The Thesis, Mic Check and even headlining Girlfest NW 2017.
Lisa Vazquez
Lab rat, beat nerd, multi instrumentalist, vocalist. Lisa Vazquez creates intoxicating layered rhythms and vocals both live and in the studio.
Noche Libre DJ Collective
NOCHE LIBRE is a radical Latinx DJ collective of women creating space for Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities. We spin music that spans genres and geography from cumbia and quebradita to dancehall and perreo. We celebrate our family’s roots and rituals by carrying on the tradition of puro pinche pari.
Our collective includes DJs Black Daria (Jené Etheridge), Bombón (Marina Mena), La Paushi (Ines Paulina Ramirez) Lucha (Luz Elena Mendoza), Mami Miami (Emilly Prado), Suavecito (Fabi Reyna), Títa (Diana Suarez), and Xolotl (Yuriko Zubia.) Although unofficially launched in 2017, the collective celebrated their official launch on July 29, 2018. Book us for your next event, or stop by our Dig a Pony residency to hear a rotating lineup of our fuego DJs.