In Cuban guagua means a percussion instrument made of bamboo and played with sticks. In Vermont Guagua means psychotropical jazz band. Based out of Burlington, Vermont, Guagua plays a mix of traditional Cuban and Brazilian music with a very layered and courtyard party sound. As they have a residency at Radio Bean every other Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:00 pm, I ave seen them from time to time, but never actually watched and listened, always enjoyed as colorful background music.
Recently I had the opportunity to thoroughly enjoy this multi-instrumented group at Metronome for the Healthy Hippie Magazine Launch Party. What fun! I had a chance to get some good shots of Guagua and want to share them with you today:
Be sure to check out their website at www.guaguavt.com as well as their My Space for some tunes. And tune into Radio Bean or watch for them play somewhere near you!