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Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week
Aubrey Hays, Rod Gator, and the Bright Light Social Hour headline our recommended shows
"...a Keeled Scales artist showcase at Astro Record Store. Wepa Cumbia Roots FestivalKenny Dorham's Backyard, Saturday 23..."

Sept. 22, 2023 Music Column by Angela Lim

Like the Wind, Kiko Villamizar Pushes the Culture Forward
Austin's Colombian instigator brings his music, message, and mission to Todo el Mundo
"...all income levels to access musical training, and the WEPA Cumbia Festival he founded in 2017 continues to bring..."

Feb. 4, 2022 Music Feature by Clara Wang

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week
J Soulja's hip-hop open mic, an Elliott Smith tribute, and more recommended local shows
"...Between the virtual Wepa Cumbia Roots Festival earlier this month and the in-person..."

July 30, 2021 Music Feature by Derek Udensi

Local Musicians on Avoiding the Sophomore Slump
Five trending Austin-hatched acts that sidestepped recording’s biggest pitfall
"...duo Riders Against the Storm, Villamizar launched the inaugural WEPA (Cumbia Roots Festival) in June, bringing his gaita maestro..."

Aug. 4, 2017 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

Live Music to See This Weekend
Your game plan for the next three days
"...WEPA Cumbia Roots Festival Kenny Dorham's Backyard Sat., June 24,..."

June 23, 2017 Music Post by The Music Staff

Live Music to See This Weekend
The music staff helps you navigate the next three days of shows
"...Previewing next weekend’s inaugural WEPA Cumbia Roots Festival at Kenny Dorham’s Backyard, Colombian Night..."

June 16, 2017 Music Post by The Music Staff

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