La Misa Negra & SambaDá @ Radium Runway // Alameda

Radium Presents La Misa Negra w/ SambaDá at the Grand Opening of RADIUM RUNWAY [outdoor] // Alameda.

This Saturday 2pm! Radium Runway, Alameda’s Open Air Arts Hub kicks off their Summer Concert Series on Saturday, June 15th with special live performances with La Misa Negra and SambaDa!

La Misa Negra’s heavyweight cumbia and high energy Afro-Latin sounds along with SambaDa’s Afro-Samba-Funk-Dance rhythms will make this a concert not to be missed.

Enjoy with family, friends or a hot date!


✨Radium Runway is Alameda’s Open Air Arts Hub ~ enjoy the sounds of La Misa Negra & SambaDá along the waterfront!
✨Youth 13+ Under are #FREE!
✨Radium Runway is ADA accessible & All Ages.
✨There’s lots of free parking.

Sat June 15th
2:00PM (doors open)
$20 – $49, All ages
​Location: Radium Runway
2151 Ferry Point b, Alameda, CA 94501, USA

Buy tickets here.




About outdoor show!

Discover Radium Runway, Alameda Point’s captivating open-air arts hub, where intimate concerts, eclectic festivals, and one-of-a-kind events come to life. Set against a stunning waterfront backdrop, this vibrant destination promises an unforgettable experience.

Doors/seating begins at 2pm, music at 3pm. Limited seating is available. Arrive early to grab your spot!

Dine from local food trucks and grab drinks and snacks from the Radium Bar sponsored by Almanac Beer.

Ticket Info:

  • $20 Advance / $25 Door
  • $49 Premium tickets include admission for 2, seating at table in the premium section, and two drink tickets.
  • Ages 13 + under free.

Radium is a nonprofit organization spearheading the initiative to establish a new performing arts center at Alameda Point. Last year, Radium launched the outdoor venue Radium Runway to build support to develop this permanent cultural institution.

Learn more at radiumpresents.org/radiumrunway


About La Misa Negra:


La Misa Negra is a 7-piece band from Oakland known for their unique blend of heavyweight cumbia and high-energy, Afro-Latin music.

On stage, they deliver an electrifying performance that explodes with infectious dance grooves and punk rock energy, powered by horn and accordion-driven riffs, a fierce rhythm section, and a vintage-inspired sound.

Since their live debut in the fall of 2011, La Misa Negra has toured the country, sharing stages and festival bills with the likes of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stevie Wonder, Lenny Kravitz, Thievery Corporation, SZA, Mon Laferte, Julieta Venegas, Ana Tijoux, Bomba Estereo, George Clinton, Antibalas, Budos Band, and Ozomatli. On the strength of their wild and one-of-a-kind shows, they have gained a reputation as one of the most exciting live bands to emerge from the Bay Area in recent years, garnering a diverse fan base that transcends musical, cultural, and generational divides.

Led by composer, guitarist, and accordion player, Marco Polo Santiago, the unlikely collective combines a wealth of musical influences as diverse as their cultural backgrounds, but it’s Marco Polo’s affinity for hip-hop and heavy metal that inspires much of the band’s sound and identity – evident in their name, on-stage antics, and popular t-shirt designs.

Now, four years after dropping their debut album, La Misa Negra returns with a self-titled, sophomore effort that they’ve dubbed, “the red album.” Channeling Colombia’s Golden Age, they dive into retro-future cumbia, with tracks like “Me Voy Pa’ Porce” and “Acosadora,” and tap deep into their Afro-Colombian influences by incorporating traditional styles, such as currulao and tambora. They showcase their love for Latin jazz on the monster Salsa tune, “Pistola,” and their hyper-speed reimagining of the Cuban classic, “Yayabo.” They also allude to their non-Latin influences, with instrumental tracks and samples that pay homage to Black Sabbath, Alice in Chains, and Wu-Tang Clan. Finding common ground between their heavy metal leanings and mambo-inspired horn lines, La Misa Negra’s arrangements serve as the perfect delivery mechanism for both their humorous storytelling and exploration of heavier subject matter, like gun violence, water scarcity, and gender inequality.

With their second release, the powerhouse septet unleashes 12 tracks that capture the raw energy of their live shows and solidify them as a new force in today’s Afro-Latin music scene.


About SambaDá:

For over twenty years, SambaDá has been mixing contemporary sounds with the roots of brazilian culture.

Papiba Godinho is a master of Capoeira, an Afro Brazilian martial art form created by Brazilian slaves, which draws on music and acrobatic movements. Dandha da Hora was born into the rich Afro Brazilian traditions of Salvador, Bahia and the Carnival Group Ile Aiye, and started her dancing career at age 6. Ilê Aiyê has been in the forefront of Civil Rights in Brazil, promoting equality and justice, and is widely recognized as the first Afro Brazilian BLOCO or group to perform in Brazil’s notorious Carnival celebrations.

The entire band has developed a type of samba-reggae-funk with a universal appeal. SambaDá musically unites the Americas, drawing from percussion based styles of South and Central America, and blends it with that good old funk and reggae back beat so familiar to crowds of North America.


More shows coming up!

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