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Sounds Like: Manu Chao, Ojos de Brujo, Macaco, Zap Mama, Ozomatli
Bio: CALIFAS MESTIZO MUSIC: Direct from San Francisco’s fertile music scene, LoCura taps into the diverse sounds that have a rich history in the Bay Area, weaving them together in an uncanny way to reveal their common roots. Mixing Flamenco with Reggae and Cumbia with Ska through contagious rhythms a... See Full BioMore Info
Candelaria + LoCura Moe's Alley presents a Latin & World Music double bill dance party with CANDELARIA & LoCura. VIDEO- Candelaria "Ay Mama" Live VIDEO- LoCura "Guerilleras" ABOUT CANDELARIA Candelaria combines the infectious rhythms of traditional Colombian cumbia with the dub reggae techniques of the Jamaicans studio masters. Bucking the modern trend of programmed beats and computer effects, all of Candelaria's music and effects are 100% live and organic, all performed in real time on stage. This 6 piece, female fronted world dance band brings together experienced musicians from Mexico, Canada, Colombia, Puerto Rico and the United States. Truly independent, Candelaria wrote, recorded, mixed, and mastered their debut CD at their own studio in Oakland CA which was recentely featured on NPR's Alt Latino as an emerging latin band to watch. Their irresistible combination of the traditional with the modern has filled dance floors from at San Francisco bay area venues such as The Elbo Room, The Independent, Moe's Alley and The New Parish and at festivals like the Mateel Community Center Summer Arts Festival, San Francisco Carnival, and the Women in the Redwoods Festival. They have shared the stage with legends such as Jimmy Cliff, Celso Pina, Los Amigos Invisibles, Toto la Momposina, Bomba Estereo, Bituaya, La Santa Cecilia, and Pato Banton. Candelaria is sure to turn any gathering into a world music dance celebration. ABOUT LOCURA With a cast of San Franciscos most diverse musicians, LoCura mixes Latin styles like Rumba Flamenca, Cuban rhythms, Cumbia, and Ska together in a brand theyve dubbed Califas Flamenkito. Fronted by Spanish-American vocalist Kata Miletich, LoCura reflects the global mosaic of its home in San Francisco through their distinctive style and brings their experiences to life in their third album, Dale de Comer. With lyrics in Spanish, English and Spanglish, the album digs into the idea of the urban garden, cooking it up in lifes kitchen & feeding your heart. In songs like Amarantos, inspiration comes from the amaranth plant and its ancient legacy of resilience and sustenance suggesting the deep-rooted cultural potential for perseverance in each of us. Marked by Katas raw and infectious voice, the bands growth from a trio composed of Flamenco Guitar, Cajon (box drum), and vocals to a now seven-piece band has only allowed for their sound to become more intimate and evocative in their unique combination of Funk and Salsa Drum set and Trumpet, Cuban Percussion, Afro-Beat Bass, and at times a Flamenco dancer, keeping the spirit alive among the tradition of genre bending bands like Ojos de Brujo, Ozomatli, and Lila Downs. LoCura has toured the U.S, Canada, Mexico and Spain playing music festivals and sharing the stage with renowned artists such as Ziggy Marley, Beats Antique, Les Nubiens, and Zap Mama and in their home town they have sold out venues like The Great American Music Hall and The Independent. The seven-piece band crashes through stylistic barricades with a kinetic blend of ska,son, funk andnueva cancin. Its party music for the revolution (or a musical uprising looking for a party). The San Francisco Chronicle Theres no denying the power of the nine-piece ensembles ebullient Semilla Caminante (Traveling Seeds). Rooted in flamenco music, the albums 11 tracks fuse elements of punk, funk, reggae and Cuban son to create a sound thats as urgent and exhilarating as the politics of resistance they embrace. WASHINGTON POST San Franciscos LoCura- stylistic globetrotters who blend elements of rock and funk with hefty doses of Latin rhythms and sounds from even further afield. National Geographic