Our new song Stop Go is live on all platforms! 

Stop Go,  Cumbia River Band’s newest release is an energetic and danceable invitation for environmental action around the world.  Inspired by the Environmental Movement,  Boyan Slat & The Ocean Cleanup project and teenager activist Greta Thunberg,  composer Martin Vejarano aims to convey an urgent message of awareness while proposing a paradigm shift to save the planet and honor Mother Nature over comfort and the reckless consumerism displayed by contemporary humans. 

Featuring tuba, clarinet, accordion, guitar, Colombian percussion and vocals,  this cumbia in English invites all to dance and take action.

 Spotify: http://bit.ly/CRBStopGo  

Apple Music: http://bit.ly/iTunesCRBStopGo

Cumbia River Band 

Sonia De Los Santos - Voice & guitar 

Mary S. Knapp - Voice & accordion 

Christian Rodriguez - Alegre drum 

Ben Stapp - Tuba 

Juan F. Montoya - Drum-set 

Martin Vejarano - Clarinet & vocals

 

Video by Martina Casas

 STOP - GO! By Martín Vejarano

To: Boyan Slat and the Environmental Movement.

 

“No matter how uncomfortable or unprofitable that may be! This is above all, an emergency! "  Greta Thunberg

 

 Heard teenagers in the news today

demanding that we stop our quest 

to consume the planet over a dream

destroying all, it’s not our best.

 

Stop, stop, stop!

Drilling to extract more oil  

Go, go, go!

clean the rivers, waste no more

Stop, stop, stop!

burning jungles, burning coal

Go, go, go!

Save the water, make no war

Stop, stop, stop

Throwing garbage all around

Go, go, go!

It’s urgent to protect the world

Let’s save the oceans and keep planting trees

 

Saw an image of an Island of trash

made me think, made me mad

made me wonder, made me understand

that humanity is bound to crash

 

 Stop, stop, stop!

Drilling to extract more oil  

Go, go, go!

clean the rivers, waste no more

Stop, stop, stop!

burning jungles, burning coal

Go, go, go!

Save the water, make no war

Stop, stop, stop

Throwing garbage all around

Go, go, go!

It’s urgent to protect the world

Let’s save the oceans and keep planting trees.

 

 Boyan Slat had a great idea

to remove plastic from the sea

he envisioned new technology

to conquer a catastrophe

 

 Stop, stop, stop!

Drilling to extract more oil  

Go, go, go!

clean the rivers, waste no more

Stop, stop, stop!

burning jungles, burning coal

Go, go, go!

Save the water, make no war

Stop, stop, stop

Throwing garbage all around

Go, go, go!

It’s urgent to protect the world

Let’s save the oceans and keep planting trees

 

 

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CUMBIA RIVER BAND

New York based Cumbia River Band’s music draws from a festive repertoire of Colombian Cumbia and Riverside music. These sounds will take you back to the golden years of Cumbia as well as inspire you to dance and contemplate the joy and energy that this Cumbia River brings along. Featuring tuba, accordion, clarinet, percussion, guitar and voices, the band delivers a captivating performance, supported by the band’s particular approach to orchestration, which honors both traditional and contemporary sounds found in today’s tropical music scene.

 

Sonia De Los Santos - Guitar & Voice

Mary S. Knapp – Accordion & Voice

Christian Rodriguez – Percussion & Voice

Juan F. Montoya – Drum-set

Ben Stapp – Tuba

Martin Vejarano – Clarinet & Compositions.

 

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Martin Vejarano's (Chia's Dance Party, La Cumbiamba NY) brand new project draws from a festive repertoire of Colombian Cumbia standards. These all time favorite Cumbia hits will take you back to the golden years of the genre as well as inspire you to dance and contemplate the joy and energy that this Cumbia River brings along. Featuring tuba, accordion, clarinet, percussion and voice, the band delivers a captivating sound. 

 

 

“The performance of Cumbia River Band at our last 
concert was completely explosive. As soon as they started playing, the entire audience stood up in unison and started dancing to 
their irresistible rhythms and contagious joy.” Olivia Gazzarrini, The Sonic Room 

“The crowd loved the band so much that they were trying to 

block me from getting to the front of the stage to signal to you that it 

was time to go. 

I feel lucky/blessed to have such amazing group perform during my first festival as the director of the partnership. 

hope we can count on you again for next year “ 

Ramos, Executive Director at 82nd Street Partnership. Jackson 

Leslie A 

Heights, NY.