Karikatura is a transglobal-roots-pop band, making life-affirming, body-shaking music that moves people around the world. While the band has toured everywhere from Japan to Brazil, New York City is home. An organic synthesis of all the music heard blasting out of car windows and shops onto the streets of NYC, Karikatura lives where cumbia meets hip-hop, reggae meets klezmer and indie-rock meets Afrobeat. Neither purist nor revivalist, this is music of the present, for the future.
The band released its latest EP, Speak Now, on Ropeadope Records on April 15, 2016. Building on their acclaimed full length Eyes Wide (Ropeadope 2014), the music on Speak Now is stylistically diverse, yet unified by Karikatura’s characteristic sound: blazing horns, reggae guitars and Afro-Latin rhythms delivered with punk-rock energy. Wherever Karikatura goes they move people, equally at home performing at a packed festival in Belgium, a Manhattan bistro, a Czech punk club or the subways of Sao Paolo. Karikatura brings the world to New York and New York to the world, capturing the present moment, with eyes and ears wide open.
Location: 30 Lincoln Plaza
Time: 6:00, 7:00 & 8:00pm