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Banda Sin Nombre & Locura [all ages] // Berkeley

May 11 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

$20 – $25

Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center
Sat, May 11, 8:00 PM [all ages].
Ends Sat, May 11, 11:30 PM
Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, Berkeley.

Doors @ 7:30PM / Show at 8:00PM



Banda Sin Nombre

Banda Sin Nombre combines folk music from around the world with performance art, drag, and dance. With creative roots in San Francisco’s Mission District, the band features rich vocal harmonies with acoustic instruments including guitar, fiddle, charango, jarana, cajon, upright bass, and saxophone. The band’s musical influences range from Peruvian chicha to Catalan rumba and Appalachian old time to Cumbia.

After a decade playing together, Banda Sin Nombre has built a loyal following in the Bay Area, through gigs at Stern Grove Festival, Freight & Salvage in Berkeley, the New Parish in Oakland, MACLA in San Jose, and dozens of venues in San Francisco including The Chapel, the Boom Boom Room, Amnesia, El Rio, Cafe Revolution, Elbo Room, Brava Theater, Mission Cultural Center, Red Poppy Art House, and Club Deluxe. The band has also weaved creative connections with interdisciplinary artists both locally and by touring internationally in Spain and Latin America.


For the past 11 years, Oakland-based LoCura has crafted their own unique musical identity: “Califas Mestizo Music,” a blend of Latin American and Iberian rhythms such as rumba, cumbia, salsa and flamenco influenced by punk rock, 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 (culture cures the madness).”
With three powerhouse women at the helm, their live shows are a soul-stirring punk-edged party mixing cajon-driven rhythms with mutilingual lyrics that reflect the unique intersection of cultures in the Bay Area. Ana Tijoux meets Manu Chao with a touch of Lhasa.


May 11
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
$20 – $25
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