Umoja Orchestra

Umoja Orchestra

 Gainesville, Florida, USA
BandLatinWorld

"A band that can fill the stage with upwards of 10 people, Umoja is a mix of jazz, Latin, afro-beat, and funk; this, even, is too confining. And with an array of styles, people of all castes and colors flock together as one in a sea of positivity." -Grooveshark.com

Biography

The Umoja Orchestra is a Gainesville, FL-based band whose music incorporates elements from afrobeat, jazz, funk, afro-cuban as well as traditional African and South American styles. The band's instrumentation is modeled closely to bands such as Fela Kuti's Africa 70 and the Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra. The band continues to thrive in the diverse Gainesville music scene, often selling out some of the cities larger capacity venues. Umoja Orchestra is a strong presence in the Gainesville music scene and ever-growing.

Discography

Umoja Means Unity EP 2007
Abre La Puerta LP 2008
Dinner at the Republic LP 2009

Set List

Typical sets can range from 45-90 minutes depending the event. We can play multiple sets if need be.

Song list:

Che Che Cole (cover)
Monster
Baile
Yambu Despedida
BDD
Intermicion
La Puerta
Ali Baba
Indocumentado
Pa Colombia (cover)
Bahia Portete
Ricky
GuitarrĂ³n
Las Piedras
Talkatalk
El Verano