Tropical Weirdness from Bogota, Colombia.
Colombian guitarist and composer Eblis Alvarez started Meridian Brothers back in 1998 as a vehicle for his own experimental music. Over the years, the group has evolved into a five-piece band focused on re-interpreting all manners of Latin Tropical styles) with a strong psychedelic and experimental sensibility.
The Meridian Brothers’ music uses popular Latin American rhythms, augmented by sampling techniques, elaborate effect processing, and Eblis’ quirky and theatrical vocals, which channel imaginary characters with both pathos and humor.
The group’s past two albums are available on Soundway records and have proved very popular in South America and Europe where the band has toured extensively and has started to reach out to an audience more familiar with rock than Latin music.
Eblis Alvarez has been an intricate part of the new generation of Colombian musicians for the past ten years. He is also a member of Frente Cumbiero and Los Pirañas.
Meridian Brothers include Maria Valencia (saxophone, clarinet, percussion and synthesizers), Damian Ponce (Percussion), Cesar Quevedo (bass) and Alejandro Forero (electronics and synthesizers)
The band is based in Bogota.
Six musicians on stage. Traveling with an FOH and a Tour Manager.