Concert - Thu 15 June 2023
WORM Rotterdam
WORM Central Station
Doors → 20:00
Start → 20:30
End → 00:30

After a high-powered first edition in 2022 with Los Pirañas a.o., INTERRUPCIÓN returns this year with not one, but three (!) events dedicated to tropicannibalistic music from Latin America and its diaspora. These tropical Thursdays will be dedicated to vintage cumbia and avant-garde experiments from the future. For the first edition, two of the three Pirañas (Eblis Alvarez and Pedro Ojeda) return to WORM as the diabolical duo CHUPAME EL DEDO, accompanied by all-knowing picotero DON ALIRIO, multi-instrumentalist NENE MONÉ and dj MIJO.

Tropically disoriented madness from Eblis Alvarez (Meridian Brothers, Los Pirañas) and Pedro Ojeda (Romperayo, Los Pirañas). Chupame El Dedo started in 2013 as a one-off show with the aim of bringing death metal and tropical music together. Ten years later and they’ve released two albums (including 2019’s excellent No Te Metas Con Satan), and perfected their sound into a hyperactive live show. Now they are back in The Netherlands, with some new material coming up as well! A mix of cumbia, metal, gabber and humor: what’s not to love?

So, you want to learn more about Colombian music? Then you should start following the Instagram-page of Don Alirio, where he’s sharing treasures from the country’s rich musical history. Lesson one: don’t call Don Alirio a dj, but a picotero: one who can harness the incredible power that the picos (traditional sound systems) from the Colombian Caribbean have to offer. Don Alirio also bridges the gap between Afro Colombian music from the coast with music from the cities, which you can experience during his vinyl-only set here in WORM.

Back in December we were enthralled by the amazonic electro rhythms of Nene Moné when they were performing live on Radio WORM. So much so that we’ve invited them for a show in front of a live audience. A multi-instrumentalist artist, originally from Valparaïso, but based in Amsterdam, Nene Moné combines social and environmental activism with their aboriginal roots, mixing Latin and Afro-rhythms, nature sounds and electronics.

DJ MIJO provided some tasty flavours of Colombian music during last year’s Cinema Colombiano festival, and we are happy to invite him back to WORM. He is a music collector from Medellin, and you can expect anything: from gaitas and porros to heavy salsa.

The event will be hosted by MITZE APOCALIPZE (Cinema Colombiano Radio).

INTERRUPCIÓN is organised together with the team of Cinema Colombiano. Keep an eye out on their or WORM’s social media for any updates.
The second and third editions of INTERRUPCIÓN take place on the 7th of July and the 6th of September.
The annual film festival Cinema Colombiano, dedicated to Colombian film, is planned for the 23rd of September.