De Tierra Caliente is a primarily funk band that specializes in Latin, Caribbean, and Brazilian music in the Philadelphia area.
As the music swelled and the beats started to fill the park, viewers were found tapping their feet and enjoying the carefree summer tunes. The music was sung in spanish and got the crowd transfixed whether they knew spanish or not.
During intermission viewers got to watch a story slam from a performer that is apart of First Person Arts, a Philadelphia non-profit organization that promotes artists in the area. He told the audience about a story of how he learned that sometimes you have to know when to hold them and know when to fold them.
After Dan's story we got back to the funky music. To get the crowd pumped up they started the second half with a drum solo performed by two of their members.
During the second half the band's lead vocalist promoted their new album that will be released shortly even though they've only been together for 6 months.
The lead singer, Bronson Tennis, is also a solo artist but created De Tierra Caliente with some of his pals.
A great thing about is that smaller bands get their name out there and can promote their music even if it's not the most "popular" genre.