LoCura, La Gente

HopMonk Sebastopol presents


La Gente


Saturday, May 5, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

HopMonk Tavern - Sebastopol

Sebastopol, CA


This event is 21 and over

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 Rumba Flamenca with Reggae and Cumbia with Ska through contagious rhythms and multiple languages, their music takes you on a ride through a day in the emerging globalized experience where the movement of people and ideas are in constant flux. Reflecting lead vocalist Kata’s own experience of growing up Spanish American in Spain, Italy, and the U.S., LoCura’s music rides the borders of identity and migration piecing together a mosaic of our myriad cultures and experiences. In Spain the expression "Ida y Vuelta" is used to describe certain styles within Flamenco that made a "round-trip" from Spain to Latin America, mixing with music from the African and Indigenous populations. With this idea of music traveling and music as creative resistance, LoCura takes the trip back again mixing it up with their own Califas Flamenkito, Reggae, and Cuban Son styles. Moved by the music that crosses borders and takes root in different lands, LoCura draws from this creative 'rebelde' spirit to cultivate the cures passed on from our ancestors.

***ESPAÑOL: Siguiendo la corriente de la 'Ida y Vuelta' que define tanto el movimiento en el Flamenco como en la musica Latina, LoCura combina la Rumba Flamenca con el Mestizaje Musical de la Bahia de San Francisco pa' dar vida a su propio "Califas Flamenkito"- un Son-Rumba-Reggae que baila Cumbia entre el Hip-Hop expresando un Folklor Global Callejera. LoCura ha girado la extensa escena musical del 'West Coast' de los Estados Unidos incluyendo Canada y Mexico, tocando en todos los festivales con artistas como Bomba Estereo,Ojos de Brujo, La Cuneta Son Machin, Sergio Mendes, Kinky, Nortec Collective, Zap Mama, Bunny Wailer, y Les Nubians entre otros grandes artistas. Tambien en su ciudad de origen, San Francisco, han logrado llenar por completo locales como el Independent y el Great American Music Hall (con capacidades de 600 personas cada uno), siendo una de las bandas emergentes mas excitosas del area de la Bahia.

FESTIVALS - Stern Grove Concert Series, Outside Lands, San Francisco Bicycle Music Fest, EarthDance, Oregon Country Fair, Harmony Fest, Summermelt Down, Beloved Festival, SxSW, Sierra Nevada Music Festival, Shambhala, NW Reggae Festival, Irie Boogie, Organic Planet, Whole Earth Festival, Benbow Summer Arts Fair, Elysium Festival, Latin Summer Fest, Alive After5, Sweet Pea Festival

BAY AREA HEADLINER - Great American Music Hall, Independent, The New Parish, Ashkenaz, La Peña Cultural Center, Amnesia, Elbo Room, Richshaw Stop, Cafe Du Nord

NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL TOURING - Festival Ecologico (Nicaragua), El Lugar del Nopal (Tijuana, BC), The Kava Lounge (San Diego, CA), The Mint (LA, CA), The Temple Lounge (LA, CA), Club SoHO (Santa Barbara, CA), Moes Alley (Santa Cruz, CA), Hopmonk Tavern (Sebastopol, CA), Mateel Center (Garberville, CA), Jambolaya (Arcata, CA), Ash St. Pub (Portland, OR), Latin Summer Fest (Vancouver, BC), Crystal Bay Room (North Lake Tahoe, CA), Alive After 5 (Boise, ID), Alive After the Grind (McCall, ID).

Locura...one word: madness. Separated into two, lo cura: it cures it. Two words found within one, the cure within the madness. The idea that beauty and love can blossom from chaos, bringing dreams to life where another world is possible. A remedy found in the craziness of this life, allowing the possibility for change. Through their music LoCura hopes to provide a catalyst for transformation and healing.
La Gente
La Gente
LA GENTE is a San Francisco based, international recording group led by singer-songwriter Rafael Bustamante Sarria. The group has created their own unique blend of World Music, Cumbia, Reggae, Hip-Hop & Salsa. LA GENTE fuses together rhythms and cultural influences from all over the Caribbean with their distinct Bay Area flavor and style to create an infectious, high energy dance party. After years of touring and creating new music, LA GENTE has built a large and loyal following all over the US and the globe. The group’s most recent fourth album is titled "Borderless" and features special guest Deuce Eclipse of Bang Data and Zion-I. La Gente was founded in 2007, 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 most recently embarked on a month long tour of 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.
Venue Information:
HopMonk Tavern - Sebastopol
230 Petaluma Ave
Sebastopol, CA, 95472