Art + Culture

Live at the Archway: Los Hacheros

  • LOS HACHEROS 6:30pm
  • BATALA Opening at 6:00pm
  • DJ Miko, presented by Superfine To follow
At the risk of being mistaken for hyperbole, “Bambulaye” navigates a level of interaction many bands will go their entire existence without attaining.
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Modern-day torchbearers of the Golden Age of Latin music, Brooklyn-based ensemble Los Hacheros revives folkloric styles like son montuno, guaracha and salsa, often combining them with Bomba. The five-member group evokes the spirit of a conjunto of 12 musicians, with members singing and playing instruments ranging from the trombone to the guiro, flute, campana, and baby bass.

 In 2011, Stacy Kovacs and Laura Torell traveled to Salvador de Bahia in Brazil to join Batala in the Carnival. They brought back 35 Batala drums, and the rest is history. A Sambalanche of music and dancing, BatalaNYC is part of a larger global arts Afro-Brazilian samba reggae drumming project called Batala. Batala was started in 1997 in Paris, France by Brazilian percussionist Giba Goncalves; its infectious rhythms and dance has spread to more than thirty cites around the world. BatalaNYC is an all female ensemble, and currently boast more than seventy-five drummers!

Live at
The Archway

Live at the Archway–a curated series from the DUMBO Improvement District & The Lighthouse–showcases the best of DUMBO and Brooklyn talent, presenting a broad range of music and performance genres. This season brings sizzling salsa, Colombian cumbia, swing dancing, world roots music, sultry R&B, an Italian modern dance troupe, puppetry, funk, DJs and more. With beer, wine and bites from The Lighthouse and epic scenery below the Manhattan Bridge, it’s the best place to be every Thursday night. Concerts & events take place on Thursday evenings at 6:00 p.m.

See the full lineup