Ellpetha Tsivicos & Camilo Quiroz-Vázquez

One Whale’s Tale
"The Brooklyn Cumbia Festival"
Artistic Discipline: MusicPerforming Arts
Category: Creative Equations Fund: Justice, Equity, & SustainabilityBrooklyn Arts Fund
Grant Year: 2024
Location: Bushwick

The Brooklyn Cumbia Festival celebrates Cumbia music from its Afro-Indigenous origins in Colombia to its modern forms across Latin America, the U.S. and beyond. The festival takes place in community gardens, public parks, and iconic NYC venues with live bands, DJs, music workshops, dancing, food, drinks, and artisanal crafts. Produced and founded in 2023 by One Whale’s Tale, a creative arts company led by Camilo Quiroz-Vázquez + Ellpetha Tsivicos.