Producer and musician, Congo Sanchez, hails from the Washington, D.C. area where he stays busy with several projects at his home studio. Aside from touring, recording and collaborating with Los Empresarios, The Funk Ark, See-I and Thievery Corporation, Congo Sanchez also released his debut EP, Congo Sanchez Vol. 1 in April 2012 on the ESL label.
Congo embodies a variety of rhythms and cultures in his music, offering a truly global sound. The four tracks on the EP are all quite unique and include funk, jazz, Afro-Beat, Caribbean and Latin flavors. His own musicianship, keen sense of distinct Afro and Caribbean rhythms, and the fine-tuning it takes to fuse several genres seamlessly, makes listening to his solo project truly enjoyable.
Congo has already kicked off his tour in D.C., but he’s heading out west to link up with Dubskin, The Malah and DJ Mikey Thunder in beautiful Colorado. He’ll be performing in Boulder, Denver, Fort Collins, and Breckenridge before he heads to SXSW in Austin, TX. Check out the shows below because you definitely don’t want to miss it!
March 7 Fox Theater – Boulder, CO
March 8 Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom – Denver, CO
March 9 Aggie Theater – Fort Collins, CO
March 10 320 South – Breckenridge, CO
March 12 SXSW – Austin, TX
March 13 SXSW – Austin, TX
Get warmed up with chill and funky beats in Ghost Dance. Stay tuned for next week’s exclusive interview with Congo Sanchez himself! ~ Gabriela Barbosa