Cabildo is a West Michigan based Alternative Latin Rock collective that delivers a unique blend of rock, folk, cumbia, punk, ska, and Latin-American based music. The “Rock en Español” movement of the 1990’s inspires many of their selections and original music.
Cabildo roughly means “Town Hall” in Spanish. Historically, cabildos were located throughout Latin-America and the Caribbean and doubled as locations where African slaves were permitted to play traditional music. Chants and drum parts were passed on from generation to generation during Spanish colonization and continued to live on through modern music.
Affectionately dubbed by Founders Brewing Company as “the world’s greatest Latin folk rock dance collective”, Cabildo has performed at various festivals and venues throughout West Michigan including Tulipanes Festival, Hispanic Festival, Fiesta Mexicana, Eastown Street Fair, Buttermilk Festival, Muskegon Summer Celebration, MAJIC Concert Series, Aquinas College, Grand Valley State University, Wealthy Theater, Pyramid Scheme, The Intersection, HopCat, The Winchester, Creston Brewery, Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts (UICA), Muskegon Art Museum, Red Hydrant Press, St. Cecilia Music Society, Grand Rapids Public Library, WYCE, and Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.
Keep in touch with Cabildo on social media for information, upcoming shows, and song samples.