Orquesta Gar Del, Bio Ritmo | Motorco Music Hall | Clubs & Concerts | Indy Week

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Orquesta Gar Del, Bio Ritmo

When: Fri., Oct. 14, 9 p.m. 2011

The two greatest original salsa bands in the Southeast do battle as Orquesta GarDel and Bio Ritmo share billing for the first time ever. Bio Ritmo is touting the matchup as a release party for La Verdad, just out on CD and vinyl. The new recording celebrates the Richmond band's 20th year with a fistful of groovers in the '70s tradition of Puerto Rican salsa dura. GarDel will counter with live debuts of two new songs in Cuban styles: nostalgic guajira and over-the-top timba. Everyone's a winner, since what brings these bands to the mat ultimately also unites them: a fierce love of salsa's roots and an independent streak a mile wide. —Sylvia Pfeiffenberger

Price: $14-16

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