PICK: Bio Ritmo performs for Ukraine Alive 2022 at the HofGarden, Thursday, March 24

Is it possible to be both globally conscious and have a good time? Why yes, of course.

Bio Ritmo’s performance at the Hof this week originally was to be a celebration of the re-release of one of the experimental salsa group’s earliest recordings, “Piragüero/Asia Minor” on 45 rpm vinyl by Merge Records and Electric Cowbell (originally released on Merge in 1996). But now the event has also become a benefit, with a portion of the proceeds going to Ukraine Alive 2022, a non-profit group of Ukrainian entrepreneurs providing relief to citizens and logistical aid to the army of the Russia-besieged republic.

For the past thirty years, Richmond-based Bio Ritmo has carved out an international reputation as alt-salsa superstars while remaining deeply connected to its local kick-ass bar band roots. There is seldom a better way to spend an evening dancing on the town, and rarely ever a better cause for which to do it.

The event will be live-streamed here. And advance $15 tickets are available here.

Bio Ritmo performs the Ukraine Alive 2022 Benefit at the HofGarden on Thursday, March 24 at 7 p.m. Admission is $15.

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