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La Cumbiamba eNeYe: GlobalFEST 2010

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La Cumbiamba eNeYe: GlobalFEST 2010

La Cumbiamba eNeYe: GlobalFEST 2010

La Cumbiamba eNeYe: GlobalFEST 2010

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"We need your help, because this is a party, and we're gonna have a lot of fun tonight," a member of La Cumbiamba eNeYe shouted as the band took the stage — and he was right. The group's moniker combines a brand of outdoor party in Colombia (Cumbiamba) with a spin on the name of its new hometown (New York City).

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At GlobalFEST 2010, held Jan. 10 at New York's Webster Hall, the big band grabbed the audience from the outset, moving hearts — and, more importantly, feet — throughout the night. Layers of vocals, bongos, snares, brass and bass filled Webster Hall with joy. There was a lot of dancing and smiling, to say the least.

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