Saturday at 9 PM – 2 AM
La Estrellita Cafe
446 E 12th St, Oakland, California 94606.
Cumbiamba with La Mera Candelaria and Calafia Armada.
La Mera Candelaria from the Bay and LA with Calafia Armada! This powerhouse show will keep you entertained all night with cumbias and all the rhythms that move your feet.
10pm Calafia Armada
11pm La Mera Candelaria
La Mera Candelaria
La Mera Candelaria is a woman-fronted, cumbia/salsa solo project based in Los Angeles, CA. Stephani “La Mera” Candelaria’s unique style is a light-hearted, vivacious mixture of tropical rhythms; sassy, humorous lyrics that deliver a powerfully feminist message; and a humble, countryside flavor! The project’s combination of Colombian-inspired cumbia with Son Cubano flair is what makes it so unique and unforgettable– while the rhythms and bass lines suggest classic cumbia, the group utilizes a Cuban tres as the lead instrument, and dip in and out of classic salsa rhythms, lending to the group’s unmistakable earthy, Caribbean sabór.
Your favorite underground cumbia/jarocho band of misfits out of Oakland. The band is named of Calafia, the mythical Amazon queen that struck fear in the hearts of the conquistadors and gave our state its name: California. They are currently working on their first album of original music, inspired but the music and spirits from across the Americas and the world, encompassing mostly rhythms from Colombia and Mexico.
This Live Cumbia event crew has been throwing shows for over 4 years all over the Bay area with artists from all over the world. Today, the Underground Cumbiamba occurs every other month on the third Saturday at La Estrellita, the home of cumbia in the East Bay, but keep an eye out for other special events, always featuring Live Cumbia para bailar.