La Gente, LoCura

Ivy Room Presents

La Gente

LoCura

DJ Izzy Wise

Fri ยท February 24, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$10.00 - $12.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

La Gente
La Gente
La Gente is a San Francisco, international recording group led by singer-songwriter Rafael Bustamante Sarria. The group has created their own unique multilingual blend of Cumbia, Reggae, Hip-Hop, Salsa, and World Music. They perform a high energy dance party and have cultivated a large, loyal and diverse following. January 2016 the group independently released their fourth studio album entitled "Borderless" featuring special guest Deuce Eclipse from Bang Data and Zion-I. They have also released several live recordings and two DVD's.

La Gente was founded in 2002, since then They have performed numerous festivals, universities, radio stations, museums, art galleries and major venues all over the US. For example: San Francisco, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Austin, Portland and New York. La Gente has also performed internationally in Spain, Italy, France, Great Britain, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Nicaragua and have just returned from their month long tour in Colombia. Their notoriety and showmanship had found them sharing the stage with other recognized recording artists, such as George Clinton and The P-Funk All Stars, E-40, La Santa Cecilia, Quantic, The Digital Underground, Hyro-Glyphics, Coolio, Digable Planets, Pato Banton, Lyrics Born, Pete Escovedo, and MALO.
LoCura
LoCura
For the past 11 years LoCura has crafted their own unique musical identity: "Califas Mestizo Music" which is a blend of Latin American and Iberican rhythms such as rumba, cumbia, salsa and flamenco influenced by punkrock, ska, rap, dub, reggae, dancehall with local and global lyrical themes. The band's name ("it cures it") reflects their ethos of making music a remedy, a theme which permeates lyrics such as "la cultura cura la locura," cultures cures the madness. Vocalist Kata Miletich, expanding on the group's influences, notes "One big inspiration for the ways we consciously and unconsciously connect different music is this idea that styles and rhythms travel from Africa, Europe stretching across the Americas and mixing with indigenous sounds. Culture is alive in so many different ways, and shows up in different places to tell a story." LoCura has released three full length albums, performed in many places around the world and is currently writing and recording music for their fourth album.
DJ Izzy Wise
DJ Izzy Wise
A member of the legendary Afrolicious party crew, DJ Izzy Wise plays and collaborates with many different musicians and groups, with a growing discography including 11 vinyl releases. He has performed internationally in Spain, Nicaragua, Colombia, Peru, Mexico, United States, and Canada. He often performs and collaborates with LoCura, Afrolicious, MC Rai, Lucky Brown and the Funk Revolution, Pleasuremaker Band, Ocote Soul Sounds, Makru, Mophono Halftone Society, Sureshot Symphony, J Boogie, Nickodemus, and DJ Smash. Combining his knowledge of multiple instruments, sound reinforcement, and his love of mixing music from different cultures, we now have the electro world dub mashup that is Izzy Wise's music. He has also had the pleasure of opening for many heroes and talents including: Novalima, Culture, Arrested Development, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Ocote Soul Sounds, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and many more!!
Venue Information:
Ivy Room
860 San Pablo Ave
Albany, CA, 94706
http://www.ivyroom.com/