Live at the Archway: Kombilesa Mi / Puppetsburg / Joshua Reynold
July 18, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn, New York 11201
- (718) 237-8700
Today at L@TA we’re bringing Kombilesa Mi and their electrifying fusion of Palenquero music and urban rap to DUMBO — all the way from Colombia! Plus, the Puppetsburg ladies take us on a puppet-filled exploration of pop music, and Joshua Reynolds brings his DUMBO-inspired photography to the Gallery.
IN GALLERY CUBED
“It All Adds Up” by Joshua Reynolds
Live at the Archway is DUMBO’s signature series: dynamic musical performances + spectacle opening acts + a pop-up art gallery + interactive art experiences, in a magical, only-in-DUMBO setting. Always free, all ages, + rain or shine.
THE HEADLINER (6:30PM)
Hailing from Palenque, Colombia, the first free black town in the Americas, the hip-hop group Kombilesa Mi overlays traditional Colombian rhythms and instruments with lyrics in both Spanish and the local language, Palenquero. The result is an electrifying fusion of Palenquero music and urban rap. Proud of their heritage and passionate about music, Kombilesa Mi (Palenquero for “my friends”) represents the voice of a new generation of Colombian musicians.
THE OPENER, FOR KIDS AND KIDS-AT-HEART (5:30PM)
Puppetsburg does interactive, contemporary puppet shows with artisanal, handmade puppets for children ages 4 months to 5 years old at various locations across Brooklyn and Manhattan. The 45-minute shows involve dancing, instruments, dress-up “photo-ops,” and bubble time, followed by a puppet story. Regularly exploring concepts like counting, simple vocabulary, hygiene, and hipster culture, Puppetsburg features “celebri-puppet” guests in a unique show that is entertaining for infants, toddlers, and parents alike.
The Pop Music show features the Rock N’ Roll Lion who agrees to play guitar in Clementine’s band which sets off her pop music phase. Young viewers of the show will dress like Baby Gaga, sip lemonade like ‘yonce, and experience Madonna and David Bowie throwbacks.
THE ARTIST IN GALLERY CUBED (ALL NIGHT)
Raised in Little Rock, Arkansas, Joshua Reynolds moved to Brooklyn via the US Virgin Islands in 2007. From an early age, he was influenced by art of all kinds, from visual to musical, martial arts to culinary arts. Joshua has been inspired to show how to unlock the potential energy we all have within us.
His exhibit, “It All Adds Up”, is a compilation of his creative expression, which includes “Inspirational Abstract” art (multi-colored layers of paint splatters and graffiti-style lettering that form words of inspiration), as well as vibrant graphic style photography. Ranging from portraits to cityscapes, symmetry, reflections and low angles are part of Joshua’s signature style, which is meant to give the viewer a fresh perspective on the city around them. These mediums merge, forming “Inspirational Abstract PhotoGraffix”, a cohesive blend of photography, spray paint, paint markers, positive energy and love that comes together to create a powerful piece strengthened by the unity of each element.