Carnaval San Francisco 2016 After Party
@ Elbo Room (647 Valencia st. SF)
Fito Reinoso y su Ritmo y Armonia
+ Emcee ifinite
9:00pm Doors. $13
Announcing the 2016 Carnaval San Francisco After Party @ Elbo Room. This event will feature LA GENTE, Fito Reinoso y su Ritmo y Armonia, Emcee Infinite as well as guest musicians, dancers, drummers and comparsas from the Festival. ¡Que Viva Carnaval!
-LA GENTE SF-
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.
Originally from Cuba, Fito Reinoso is a long time Bay Area resident and is celebrating over 30 years in the US.
Fito and his band perform a variety of styles, from the most recent urban Havana grooves to “timba” to the classic son and cha-cha-cha, all with a voice reminiscent of the late and beloved legendary Cuban singer, Beny Moré. His dynamic personality and showmanship has led him to collaborate with some of the top musicians who reside in Cuba and the United States.
As well as being a talented Cuban sonero, Felix “Fito” Reinoso is also an accomplished singer-songwriter. At a very young age, Fito began playing tres and bass in the streets of Candekaria, in the province of Pinar Del Rio. He joined Orquesta Gloria de Cuba at the age of 12. A proud Mariel, he arrived to the United States in 1980 and soon began impacting the thriving Bay Area Latin Music scene. Fito has played with Cuban legends such as Francisco Aguabella, Armando Peraza, Carlos “Patato” Valdez and Israel Lopez “Cachao”, among many others. He has companied the greatest local musicians without ever loosing his strong ties with Cuba, which transpire in his vibrant and modern repertoire.
Emcee Infinite is universally recognized as one of the top beatboxers and lyricists on the west coast. He has been performing and touring in the Bay Area and beyond over the last 14 years and has built a dedicated fan base of Hip-Hop connoisseurs. Just this last year Emcee Infinite released a string of independent singles that have instantly become Westcoast underground classics. He will be releasing his full length solo album “Critical Minded” later this year. Infinite has also released several albums as the front man for the Hip-Hop group Felonious.