Los Amigos Invisibles Bring the Funk to 9:30 Club

Venezuelan rockers Los Amigos Invisibles bring the funk to 9:30 Club

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The seemingly tireless Los Amigos Invisibles are constantly touring the globe.
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One of the openers for Los Amigos Invisibles, the all-female band Batala plays Afro-Brazilian/samba-reggae rhythms.
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Natalia Clavier and husband Federico Aubele backstage at the 9:30 Club, are both Argentine singers signed under D.C.'s Eighteenth Street Lounge music label.
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Clavier, a soul and jazz singer out of Argentina, also opened for Amigos Invisibles. She often tours with D.C.'s Thievery Corporation.
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Venezuelan band Los Amigos Invisibles play a blend of disco, acid jazz and funk mixed with Latin rhythms.
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Their 2003 masterpiece, “The Venezuelan Zinga Son, Vol. 1,” was nominated for the Latin Grammy for best Alternative Latin Album.
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Their album “Superpop Venezuela” was also nominated for a Grammy in 2007.
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Los Amigos Invisibles' new album, “Commercial” is their first non-independently released album in their nearly 20-year career.
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“Commercial” features the hit single “Mentiras,” a track in which the band members try to convince their wives it wasn't them in racy pictures of SOMEONE getting drunk with fans after a show.
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Los Amigos are best known for funky hits such as “Ponerte al Cuatro” and “Cuchi Cuchi” -- with sex being a constant theme in many of their songs.
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The band notes that talking openly about sex is commonplace in Latin America. (Wow, so unlike this country.)
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Los Amigos are invisible, but so are shirts sometimes.
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Sure, they may be Venezuelan, but that doesn't mean they can't combine acid jazz and conga drums, right?
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