Bicicletas Por La Paz
In response to the recent recommendations of local, state and global health authorities and mandates by city and state government, Mission Delirium at The New Parish originally scheduled for May 1st is postponed. Please hold on to your tickets as all tickets will be honored at the rescheduled date. Please check our website, thenewparish.com, for the most recent updates on the status of this concert. Stay healthy and we look forward to bringing back the music soon.
This event is all ages
$15.00 – General Admission (Advance)
$20.00 – General Admission (Doors)
*plus applicable service fees
All doors & show times subject to change
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Mission Delirium is an invitation to revel in the sound of earth shaking drums and facemelting brass. Let your hair down, get delirious and shake your ass, if it moves you we play it! Bollywood, Balkan, Brazilian, Ethiopian, Tango, Afro-pop, Middle Eastern, Salsa and more. A love letter to your feet from the dance floor.
Brought to you by members of What Cheer? Brigade, Extra Action Marching Band, LoCura, The Loyd Family Players, Blue Bone Express, Brass Liberation Orchestra, Tango Number 9, Katdelic, Environmental Encroachment, East Bay Brass Band, Manicato and Inspector Gadje, this 15 piece is ready to party!
Bicicletas Por La Paz is a nine-piece Latin Circus Funk band fuses Colombian folklore with modern psychedelic funk to create a high-energy sound that combines thick harmonies and hip-hop drive with positive and political messages in both Spanish and English.
Based out of Oakland, California, Bicicletas Por La Paz, has members from both the United States and South America. It’s comprised of four vocalists, a drummer, two guitarists, a saxophonist, a trumpet player and an alegre player, as well as dancers, puppeteers, stilt walkers and visual artists.
Founded in 2013, Bicicletas Por La Paz is the creation of guitarist, Adley Penner, who lived in Colombia and studied Afro-Colombian rhythms for two years. After touring with other bands by car, Penner dreamed of creating a band that would tour on bicycle.
Bicicletas first bicycle tour, in 2014, down the California coast and into Mexico, included just a small group of musicians and a single, battery-powered amplifier. But this tour, which inspired the band’s name, “Bicicletas Por La Paz,” was hugely influential in shaping Penner’s vision for the band. In Mexico, where public spaces are used for social gathering and street art is revered, Bicicletas was inspired to grow their band into a fully sustainable, roaming bicycle circus, combining art and activism and pushing the boundaries of what art could be in the United States.
Since then, Bicicletas has realized their dream and expanded their bicycle touring family to create Biketopia, a bicycle-touring music festival. Biketopia, comprised of four Bay Area bands (as well as clowns, jugglers, stilt walkers and dancers,) toured the Pacific Northwest in 2016 and 2018, utilizing a bicycle-powered sound system to amplify the music.
With songs like Fruitvale, written about the Black Lives Matter Movement, and Keep On, which highlights the power of community in resistance, Bicicletas Por La Paz believes that music can grow community and be an act of powerful resistance.
Bicicletas Por La Paz has put out three albums, Musica Por Puppets (2015) andCoco Avenges (2017), and Surfeando un Cometa (2018). They have enjoyed performing at The Great American Music Hall, The New Parish, playing with Aterciopelados at The Independent, and a variety of West Coast Music Festivals.