Barbès is an eclectic French-owned underground night club in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
Monday, September 24, 2012 BARBÈS Park Slope, Brooklyn One of the early Peruvian psychedelic cumbia bands in the Brooklyn home of psychedelic cumbia
No tickets or cover, but $10 suggested donation goes directly to the musicians. Please support eclectic music in Brooklyn.
376 9th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
(at 6th Ave)
Park Slope, Brooklyn
(F) (G) to 7th Ave
(R) to 9th St
Previously at Barbès
The club is named after Marché Barbès, the famous Saturday morning food market under the Metro line in the 18th arrondissement of Paris that is popular with African-French and Arab-French shoppers. It was the last neighborhood of Paris to gentrify.
The club is the original home of psychedelic cumbia band Chicha Libre. Chicha is Peruvian corn beer, often homemade. It’s a funky old bar, but it’s really cool. They don’t make them like this in New York City any more. Vive la France!