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LA GENTE // Oakland



-TICKET LINK- https://www.eventbrite.com/e/la-gente-in-oakland-tickets-65748382181

Saturday September 21st
LA GENTE SF Return from European Tour
+ Special Guests Taller Bombalele & Jasmine Fuego
Elbo Room Jack London, 311 Broadway
$15, 9:00pm

-LA GENTE SF WEBSITE- https://lagentemusicsf.com/
-Taller Bombalele- https://www.tallerbombalele.com/
-Jasmine Fuego- www.JasmineFuego.com
-ELBO ROOM- https://www.elbo.com/

LA GENTE SF has just returned from our month long tour Europe including stops in Madrid, Barcelona and Greece. Sept 21st will be the group’s first performance back in the Divided States of America featuring our brand new lineup, new material and is also the official birthday celebration of lead singer Rafael Bustamante Sarria (turning 107!) We will be joined by the soulful, ecstatic, fierce, Afro-Puertorican music and dance of Taller Bombalele and the one and only Jasmine Fuego! There will definitely be some epic Taller/Gente Collaborations! Our last show at Elbo was completely sold out so be sure to get your tickets asap!

LA GENTE SF 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, Salsa, Hip-Hop and Reggaeton. LA GENTE SF fuses together rhythms and cultural influences from all over the Caribbean with their distinct Bay Area flavor to create an infectious, high energy dance party. After years of touring and creating new music, LA GENTE SF has built a large and loyal following all over the US and the globe. The group’s most recent fourth album “Borderless” features special guest Deuce Eclipse of Bang Data and Zion-I. LA GENTE SF 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 SF has also performed internationally in Spain, Italy, France, Great Britain, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Nicaragua and Colombia and are gearing up for another month long tour in Europe this summer. 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.






“La Gente SF, led by Rafael Bustamante Sarria, plays an intoxicating cocktail of world music, mixing cumbia, reggae, salsa and hip-hop. Dance music with a political edge”
-Cy Musiker, KQED Arts

“La Gente SF reminded listeners of the depth, scope, and considerable talent of the local music scene. The band can be described, generically, as Latin fusion, aka mestiza music. Yet that description doesn’t really impart the sonic goodness and vibey aesthetic the band embodies.”
-Eric K Arnold, Oakland Local

“It’s refreshing to watch a band draw an audience as eclectic as their music. It seemed no one could sit still through the contagious beat and positive vibe.”
-Cassandra Braun, East Bay Times

Taller Bombalele was founded in September 2014 by Julia Cepeda, the granddaughter of Puerto Rican Bomba Patriarch Don Rafael Cepeda Atiles, and Denise Solis, founder/director of Las Bomberas de la Bahia. The Taller Bombalele community in the diaspora is committed to the Bomba values and practice that were handed down by the Cepeda family in the San Mateo de Cangrejo/Santurce region of Puerto Rico. Our work Bomba community promotes the Bomba tradition that grew out of the Taino-African alliance in resistance to colonization and slavery in Puerto Rico. The community engages in classes, lectures, workshops, and Bombazos in an effort to deepen students knowledge of the tradition of Bomba within the context of Puerto Rican history as told through the tradition, which continues to preserve and expand this form of expression and resistance in community.


Jasmine Fuego is an Oakland based singer, educator, emcee and activist deeply committed to creating art in service of justice,self empowerment, and liberation. A true renaissance woman, Fuego’s raw and inspirational personality shines through her work teaching mindfulness, curating shows, and co-directing her non-profit Regenerate Change. You can find Jasmine performing at festivals and conferences across the country, or on her house concert tour. Her original music uses live vocal looping and electronic rhythms that seamlessly combine genres to create a unique sound she calls soul-pop.


September 21 2019


Start: 09/21/2019 @ 8:00 pm
End: 09/22/2019 @ 1:30 am
Cost: $15
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Elbo Room Jack London

311 Broadway, Oakland, California 94607

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