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* HuertaCulture, as the mixed-language name suggests, is a garden of fusion. We have enjoyed sharing with musicians of many nationalities, each bringing something unique to offer to the muse. The band has maintained a family-style, open, supportive philosophy and has enjoyed as the musical seeds have grown.
* We play CuMBiaReGGaeRuMBaWoRLDBeaTRooTS. Our music is dance music but it was born in a South Austin campfire-type ambience. One of our songs, "Pidele" or "Ask Everyone" carries the message that we can learn from all things in the universe if we are open to listening and not too hasty to pass judgement. Open circle, open arms, open ears. You will notice some open experimentation in our songs as we combine the different elements of the campfire music circle. The sound has been dubbed "psychocumbia."
* Come dance to fresh original music with happy, playful, progressive, rebel lyrics. Support the local world music surge.
* Members are: Nick Ulrich US (keyboard/ accordion/ vocals), Quinn Ulrich US (bass/ lead and back-up vocals), Felipe MC Chac Chacvarria MX (guacharaca/ mc), Rodney Williams US ( vocals/ djembe/ percussion), Hugo Zetina MX (timbales/ congos/ trap set), Chris Joven US (trap set), David Gilden US (trumpet), Marcos Gomez (sax), Katy Mae Smiles (vocals), Nain Yepez Bolivia (pan flute/ vocals).
* Nick and Quinn grew up in South Austin and have played music with their father, Steve Ulrich, for many years. Nick has collaborated most recently also with The Souliotes (Traditional Peasant Greek Music) and with Las Krudas (Cuban HipHop).
* Quinn went traveling for a time in Guatemala and collaborated with La Tatuana (Mayan Rock), Los Yameros (English Rock), and now with Las Krudas (Cuban HipHop).
* Rodney Williams: I joined the band in 2010. I grew up singing and playing instruments in our church. Every since then I have always enjoyed all kinds of music. I started playing the Djimbe drum several years back. I would frequently play my drum around town, and at places like a local corner on 6th Street. Also, at various areas around town, like Barton Creek greenbelt. I will always remember my mother saying that when she was carrying me I'd always be jumping to music. In many ways I feel that this is my destiny. Since joining Huerta Culture, I have grown and evolved as a musician, and hope to continue to do so.
* More information soon on the other members.
* We would like to thank especially Kiko Villamizar from Colombia for collaborating with us as seeds here in Austin TX. Thanks also to Las Krudas and Nelson Saga.