With material from their first studio album Lactophilia and an abundant collection of original tunes, covers and traditional songs in their repertoire, Leche de Tigre will be performing at the Kahilu Theatre Friday, November 2 at 7pm.
Originating from Kona, Hawaii,Leche de Tigre (leh-cheh-deh-tee-greh) relies on adrenalized Latin percussive rhythms, mixed with a healthy dosage of Spanish, Gypsy, and Rock inspired vocal and guitar arrangements with a driving Funk foundation of bass, drums and horn. Percussive grooves counter the melodic impact of acoustic guitar and the result is an eloquent and soulful vocal and musical formula that evolves spontaneously, complementing both of the multilingual lyricists.
Leche de Tigre was formed in 2009 in Kailua-Kona, and features Big Island residents Dan Brauer on vocals, acoustic guitar, Cuban tres, Lee Motter on Vocals, Michaeloha Elam on trumpet, Chris Wilson on drums, Robby Malovic on bass, and Ruben Ruiz on percussion. These musicians combine to make, “a potent musical brew” according to HPR-The Conversation.
The band’s sound relies on percussive grooves the melodic impact of the acoustic guitar and the eloquent and soulful vocal and musical formula that connects and evolves spontaneously engaging every audience. Standard Rock band backline fused with Spanish, Cuban and South American instruments along with Trumpet complement both male and female multilingual lyricists. Nylon String, Acoustic steel string Guitar, Cuban Tres, Drums, Bass, Congas & Bongos, Trumpet and Vocals compose the group, started in 2009 in Kona, Hawaii. With material from the first studio album Lactophilia and abundant collection of original tunes, covers and traditional songs in their repertoire, Leche de Tigre followed a string of theater concerts in Hawaii with three successful tours to California and Las Vegas.
If You Go
What: Leche de Tigre in concert
When: Friday, November 2 at 7pm
Where: Kahilu Theatre
Information: Tickets can be purchased at kahilutheatre.org, (808) 885-6868 or at the Kahilu Theatre Box Office located at 67-1186 Lindsey Road, Kamuela.
Official website: http://www.lechedetigremusic.com
Photos courtesy of the Kahilu Theatre.