Pernett with DJ Elbow Knee Knee
Saturday, December 9, 7 pm
A Colombian pioneer of electronic music fusions with traditional sounds, this Barranquilla-born multi-instrumentalist Humberto Pernett fuses Columbia folklore with electronic elements.
When Pernett appeared in 2003 with his first work called “Musica para Pick Up”, an interesting musical movement was growing in Latin America: an awakening of its roots.
In Colombia, Pernett was the pioneer of a new market characterized by the creation of independent labels and original music based on the traditions. He mixes electronic music with traditional Colombian Caribbean sounds. Now his are the sounds of many bands in Colombia. His writing talks about many things but in particular talks about the protection of the environment and the expansion of consciousness, all this mixed with a touch of humor and Caribbean flavor. His sixth album Siembra Solo Amor is a clear reference of this. Pernett mixes different skills, like singing, composing, producing, and playing traditional instruments from Colombia like his “Gaita”, a traditional instrument created by the native indigenous of the Colombian Caribbean coast, and playing the synthesizers all this mixed with drums and percussions. (via Worldwide Music Expo)
Opener DJ Elbow Knee Knee is a Central PA based DJ who has been digging in crates since their teenage years growing up in Ohio. Their all-vinyl sets span many genres and moods, elevating an event into unknown territories. With a deep interest in global sounds, you can be sure to catch grooves spanning multiple continents. DJ Elbow Knee Knee works closely with revered record labels including, Electric Cowbell, NYCTrust, Peace and Rhythm, Barbės, and We Are Busy Bodies. Their commitment to the craft keeps new sounds constantly flowing in each and every mix.
Gorinto x 3 Dots Present Secret Planet: International Sounds in Rural Spaces is a landmark series of diverse global music performances in rural Central PA, connecting a decentralized consortium of curators, musicians, and producers presenting international performances across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.
This performance was supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.