M.A.K.U. Sound System: globalFEST 2012 Hear M.A.K.U. Sound System's punk, funk and jazz (via Afro-Colombia and Queens) live in concert.

M.A.K.U. Sound System performs during globalFEST at New York City's Webster Hall on Jan. 8. Ryan Muir for NPR hide caption

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M.A.K.U. Sound System performs during globalFEST at New York City's Webster Hall on Jan. 8.

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M.A.K.U. Sound System 2012

M.A.K.U. Sound System: globalFEST 2012

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Punk, funk and jazz via Afro-Colombia and Queens: That's the driving and gritty energy behind New York's M.A.K.U. Sound System. Led by vocalist Liliana Conde and outfitted with horns and guitars, this raw-edged, punk-tinged band explodes with the propulsive force of traditional rhythms and urban restlessness.

Set List

  • "La Tomba"
  • "El Pueblo"
  • "Canto Negro"
  • "Pow Fire"
  • "Esclaro Moderno"
  • "Naga Pedale"
  • "Vamos Bien"
  • "Chimirilicongra"
  • "Atentos"
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