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Where: Rocky’s Market Brooklyn Basin.
288 9th avenue, Oakland.
Sundays 6pm – 9pm.
Javier Navarrette Presents ‘Modupue Sunday’ with Hector Lugo y La Mixta Criolla.
Featuring Very Special Guest Maestro Louie Romero on Percussion!
6-8pm DJ José Ruíz before & after. Limited tickets available!!!
Hector Lugo y La Mixta Criolla is a Bay Area band that is inspired by the rich and diverse musical culture of Puerto Rico and the greater Caribbean. The group’s repertoire of originals and funky renditions of traditional tunes, features a variety of swinging Caribbean grooves, from plena, bomba, guaracha jíbara, seis and aguinaldo, to merengue, son, rumba, cumbia and salsa. In Puerto Rico, “una mixta” is the quintessential combination of rice and beans with a meat and/or vegetable accompaniment.
Additionally the term “criolla/o” refers to the blend of African, Spanish-Mediterranean and Aboriginal cultural influences that give some of the region’s cultures their distinctive character and flavor. Hector Lugo y La Mixta Criolla combine a variety of these influences to cook up a musical stew worthy of the most humble fonda!!!
Percussion legend Louie Romero has appeared on five gold records and two platinum records. Born in Brooklyn, he began playing percussion at the age of seven, inspired by his father Juan. Louie began appearing on the New York salsa scene in the 1960s. In 1967, famous trombonist and bandleader Willie Colón asked Louie to join his band after seeing him perform at New York’s Broadway Casino.
Louie was soon playing with the best musicians from salsa’s famed Fania record label, including Hector Lavoe and Ruben Blades. When Colón’s band broke up in 1977, Louie continued playing with other Fania groups, eventually recording over 20 albums for the label. He then expanded into folkloric music and jazz, playing with greats like Paquito D’Rivera.
Louie moved to California in the 1980s, seeking a change of pace. In 1994, he formed Mazacote, which quickly gained a reputation as one of San Francisco’s finest salsa bands. Now, Louie is proud to release the album fans have been requesting for years: a lively CD that showcases Mazacote’s energy, musicianship, and mastery of the style.
- Video 1: Josh Jones performing grand opening of Salsa Sundays.
Video 2: Outside view & entrance to new building in development.
About new development:
Brooklyn Basin is completely transforming 64 acres of industrial waterfront on the Oakland Estuary into a vibrant mixed-use neighborhood.
Rocky’s Market Brooklyn Basin is a family-owned market offering local produce, artisanal products, and a stellar beer & wine selection, plus grab & go foods by Two Local Girls and a waterfront socially distant all-day restaurant.