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Mexican Independence Day Celebration with Ceci Bastida, Roka Hueka, and Chicano Heat!
Sep
16
4:00 PM16:00

Mexican Independence Day Celebration with Ceci Bastida, Roka Hueka, and Chicano Heat!

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MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION
WITH
CECI BASTIDA
AND
ROKA HUEKA

Ceci Bastida was born and raised in Tijuana, Mexico where as a teenager she was a founding member of Mexican ska-punk pioneers Tijuana NO. After joining the band of Julieta Venegas as keyboardist and back-up singer, she went solo and has now released two critically acclaimed full length albums, Veo la Marea (featuring contributions by Diplo, Tim Armstrong, & Rye Rye) and La Edad de la Violencia (produced by XXXChange and Luke Top). Her song “Cuando Vulevas a Caer” was nominated for a Latin Grammy and her mix of beat and horn blasted songs with political and social commentaries on everything from immigration to the drug war has been featured on NPR, The Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone Mexico, among others. Currently, she is also a member of Mexrrissey and is collaborating with South African musician/producer Spoek Mathambo. 

 

ROKA HUEKA

Combining traditional and contemporary Latin ska, Roka Hueka is a band with members originating from Mexico, El Salvador, and the US. Singer Andres Gonzalez brought his love for energetic ska from Chihuahua, Mexico to Colorado. Finding time from his job as a construction worker, he formed one of Denver’s only Latin Ska groups in the fall of 2013.

Seasoned Bassist Ric Urrutia has played with political Latin-fusion/hip-hop act Debajo del Agua since 2006. He has also collaborated with Roka Hueka drummer Blake Pendergrass performing with local hip-hop artists. Rounding out Roka Hueka are the jazz-trained horn section. Trombonist Hansen Millison has played music since age 10 in concert band, marching band, jazz band, youth orchestra, pit orchestra, and a Middle Eastern music ensemble, currently is going for a music and psychology double major at CU boulder. In the pursuing of a trombone performance degree with a jazz emphasis. and trumpet player Matt Wikolak is studying music at CU Boulder and has shared the stage with nationally renowned musicians including Dave Douglas, Art Lande, and Paa Kow. 

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Cumbia Festival featuring La Tropa Vallenata, Tropical Kaoba, Los Chavos Dun Dun and special guests
Sep
3
1:00 PM13:00

Cumbia Festival featuring La Tropa Vallenata, Tropical Kaoba, Los Chavos Dun Dun and special guests

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CUMBIA FESTIVAL
FEATURING LA TROPA VALLENATA, TROPICAL KAOBA, LOS CHAVOS DUN DUN AND SPECIAL GUESTS

La Tropa Vallenata is a grouping of the vallenato genus. Founded in Mexico initially for 1984 by Alfonso Rios and conformed by Alonso Ibarra, Elias Moreno, Javier Miranda, Jose De Jesus Silva, Arnulfo Elizondo, Jorge Zavala, Manuel Silva, José Luis Elizondo, Fernando Nuñez.

 

TROPICAL KAOBA

This young talent organization was originally founded as TROPICAL KAOBA in 2000 in the city of Denver, USA by Gustavo Nava who was the main founder supported by Oscar Mendoza, Juan Islands all coming from Iztapalapa on the CD from Mexico. It is noteworthy that they were members of a group with a great trajectory in Mexico and the USA in the late 80's and 90's but decided to try their luck in the American Union and this is how, based on a lot of effort and sacrifice began this organization. Later they invited six young people with a lot of talent to be able to give the authentic sound to tropical music. This is how this group has formed that has managed to reach the taste of people and has been placed as a favorite of the music guapachoza.

LOS CHAVOS DUN DUN

The dun dun boys of the region lagunera mexico the group was formed in the year 2001 radican in denver co usa. Are 8 elements in the majority of the lagunera region. 

 

 

 

 

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Inspector with iZCALLi
Aug
31
4:30 PM16:30

Inspector with iZCALLi

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INSPECTOR
WITH
iZCALLi

The band Inspector (from Monterrey, Nuevo Leon) fuses classic Jamaican rhythms with the feel of Mexican pop.

Their style is a blend of ska, reggae, nostalgia for the 1960s rock-n-roll and the great romantic groups of the 1970s, in addition a romantic style of their own. They are part of the musical movement called the Avanzada Regia.

 

iZCALLi

iZCALLi makes the kind of music you leave home to: melancholy folk phrases lashed to driving beats that pin the pedal to the floor — that molotov of nostalgia and exhilaration, the immigrant song. It’s a feeling iZCALLi — named for the Mexican birthplace of member-siblings Miguel (lead guitar/vocals) and Brenda Avina (bass) and the Nahuatl word for rebirth — knows well. Born on both sides of the border (drummer Luiggy Ramirez hails from Colorado) and formed in the Denver over ten years ago, iZCALLi has, over the course of three LPs and hundreds of shows, swigged its evolving sound from both wells of tradition, from Latin-tinged echoes to punching rock to filthy blues, in English and in Español. The result is a loyal flock of fans of every color, from every background, rich or poor. The result is RETI=Rock En Tu Idioma, a community for making rock n roll, the music of the melting pot, which is deeply American and knows no frontiers. This is iZCALLi’s appeal: the kind of music that makes you leave home and return, exhilarating live shows that celebrate tradition and kin, that unite what you find with what you left behind, and open the heart, so you know you are home.

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