Melbourne Cumbia Fest 2023

La Descarga

La Descarga

La Descarga, a 6-piece band is the forerunner of Colombian tropical roots music in Australia.

Born in 2010 in Melbourne, Australia, as a tribute to the folkloric rhythms of the coasts of Colombia and as a preserver of its cultural heritage, it has evolved through diverse musical and cultural collaborations into an innovative Latin-Australian band where folklore mixes with contemporary Aussie stamps.

Across its history, La Descarga has performed in many of Australia’s most beloved festivals including MOOMBA, Port Fairy Folk Festival, Darwin Festival, Brunswick Music Festival, Australian Multicultural Festival, White Night Melbourne, Fringe Festival, Reservoir Stomp, Waterfront Festival and Darebin Music Fest. La Descarga has released several singles including 'Eliminala', 'Alla en el rio' and 'Chande Gozoso' and will release their long awaited debut album in 2023.

Photograph courtesy of the artist.