Underground Cumbiamba -Discos Resaca, Calafia Armada, DJ Sue Problema (CVC)
Ivy Room

Underground Cumbiamba -Discos Resaca, Calafia Armada, DJ Sue Problema (CVC)

Ages 21+
Ivy Room Presents Underground Cumbiamba

Discos Resaca

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We are a Bay Area based record label / collective made up of Cumbia veterans aimed at bringing the socially and culturally relevant sound of the Bay Area to National and International markets.

Calafia Armada

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Calafia Armada is a diverse collective of performers telling the story of the first and only warrior queen of California through the rhythms and melodies of the Caribbean coast of Colombia and Mexico.

The band emerged in February of 2016 when musicians from various local bands were drawn together by a mutual fascination of Cumbia and its cousin rhythms from around the Caribbean. The first members came from the La Ceiba and Puyakan music collectives, but the complex rhythms and the story of Calafia soon attracted some of most intrepid musicians in the Bay Area to fill out a lineup that includes two guitars, bass, trumpet, trombone, vocal harmonies, and over a dozen different percussion instruments such as the Tambora and the Quijada. Today the ten member band includes a dancer and plays regular shows in their hometown of Oakland as well as performing at concerts and educational events around California.

When the Spaniards reached the Island of Califaz, they found the land ruled by a warrior queen of African descent named Calafia who struck fear in their hearts. Our band pays homage to this hidden mythstory, sharing how our state was named for a strong woman who challenged European imperialism and came to embody the fierce spirit of the plants, animals, and people of California. Calafia Armada formed in large part with the purpose of studying the roots of Cumbia in Afro-Mexican and Afro-Colombian folk music, embedding the story of Queen Calafia in the rhythms and melodies that have been brought North to California in the last century.

Sue Problema (Chulita Vinyl Club)

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Chulita Vinyl Club is made up of women, gender-non-conforming, non-binary, LGBTQ+ and self-identifying people of color. CVC launched in 2014, with the context of providing a safe space for empowerment, togetherness and to utilize music and vinyl as a form of resistance against the erasure of culture. Each Chulita identifies with their own identity. They are not to be classified as one nationality or culture. Within CVC they individually identify with the following: Latinxs, Tejanxs, Chicanxs, Xicanx, Afro-Latinx and many more. The unifying denominator is that they come together over the belief that EL DISCO ES CULTURA and they believe that is worth preserving and perpetuating.

CHAPTERS IN TEXAS AND CALIFORNIA: Austin, San Antonio, Rio Grande Valley (RGV), Los Angeles, Santa Ana, Bay Area, San Diego

IDENTIFICATION: We are womxn of color and each Chulita identifies with their own identity. We are not to be classified as one nationality or culture (Latinas or Chicanas or Tejanas etc.) Within CVC we individually identify with the following: Latinas, Tejanas, Chicanas, Xicana and more.

GENRES: There is no music genre policy in CVC as anything goes; sixties girl-groups, yé-yé pop, garage girls, punk, indie pop, northern soul, new wave, post-punk, riot grrrl, motown, ska, diy pop, punk rock, oi!, power pop, punk, twee, chicano oldies, sixties soul, northern soul, pop, chicano soul-dies, tejano, mexican rock, mexican punk, latino punk, rocksteady, dancehall reggae, good tunes, good tunes, good tunes.


860 San Pablo Av

Albany, Ca. 94706


Venue Information:
Ivy Room
860 San Pablo Av.
Albany, CA, 94706