Latin-Appalachian Band Appalatin to Perform Tuesday Night
Posted on Monday, October 24, 2011 [8:31 PM]
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Columbia-Adair County will get to
hear one of Kentucky's more original homegrown bands Tuesday night
at Lindsey Wilson College.
The fusion band Appalatin will perform at 7 p.m. CT on Tuesday
at W.W. Slider Humanities Center Recital Hall. The concert -- which
is part of the 2011-12 LWC Cultural Affairs Series -- is free and
open to the public.
Appaltin blends Latino, Caribbean and Appalachian rhythms for a
unique sound that is both swinging and cool.
Formed in 2006, Appaltin hails from Louisville, Ky., but its six
members' sounds come from all over the world. Two of its members
have Appalachian roots, although one of them was born to a Greek
father; one is a native Louisvillian; and the other three members
are natives of Ecuador, Mexico and Nicaragua, respectively.
The group was formed through band members' mutual love of the
folk music sounds of Latin America and the Caribbean. Appalatin's
original music is a fusion of Latin and Appalachian folk music from
the band member's homelands in Central America, the Andes and
Instrumentation features the guitar, charango, mandolin, Andean
flutes, bongos, congas, and cajón. The band's songs reflect
messages of freedom, community, empowerment, human rights,
spirituality and environmental stewardship.