Everyone enjoys upbeat dancing music. The band, Herencia de Timbiqui (heritage of Timbiqui), has this music. Herencia de Timbiqui played at Unity High on Thursday night. Timbiqui is a town in Columbia located on the Pacific Coast, and it is also where the band is from.
“Our hometown is the most beautiful town in the world.” said lead singer Wilian Angulo. “It is a very musical place.
“We were introduced to music at a very young age because our grandfathers, uncles and fathers had played music. And the town was filled with music as well,” Angulo said.
Herencia’s music style can be described as traditional pacific music, containing some “commercial” elements so that it will be more appealing to the white audience.
“It has evolved beyond the strictly traditional, and it is crossing borders because of this evolution.” So where does the band find their inspiration?
As mentioned before, Herencia’s music has been influenced by the traditional style. It has also been influenced by the urban setting, and the band has included contemporary elements to make it more appealing to a broader audience.
The songwriter and lyricist, Angulo, is also influenced by the area in which he grew up and what is happening there, such as deforestation.
So every band has a favorite song to play, right? Herencia is no exception. The two favorites of the band are “te invito” or “I invite you” and “Sabras” or “You will know.”
These songs are their favorite because, as Wilian said, “They are the perfect hybrid and describe the group perfectly.” By “a perfect hybrid,” Wilian meant that the songs are the perfect combination of traditional and contemporary. There is also a crowd favorite known as “Y Que,” or “And You,” however they will not be playing it on this tour. So you should look it up on YouTube!
The band’s music is very moving and energetic, carrying the traditional sounds of Columbia and perfectly including elements of contemporary music. So what does the future hold for Herencia de Timbiqui?
“At the moment we are tyring to get our music out as far and as wide as we can,” Angulo said. To aid this they are considering writing some songs in English so that it will appeal to more people. The band is also trying to expose more children to their music.
“We want people to become more aware of our heritage” Angulo said. Herencia de Timbiqui is glad to be in the States and getting the word out about their music. We are glad to hear their music and learn more about their beautiful land and heritage through their music.