World Folk Jam // Berkeley

La Mixta Criolla is ready to bring its mezcla caribeña to the World Folk Jam this coming Friday in Berkeley.

World Folk Jam – Winter Edition
Friday, 27 January 2023, 7:00pm
East Bay Mansion , Berkeley [All Ages].

Buy tickets here!

About Latin music:

LA MIXTA CRIOLLA is hitting at 9pm and will have special guest dancer Shefali Shah for a mini-bomba set, with an open Batey for all bomberxs de La Bahía.

Also featuring Roman Carrillo on percussion, Ayla Davila on bass, Camilo Landau on cuatro and yours truly on percussion and vocals. Plena, salsa, rumba, cumbia, merengue, seis chorreao, bomba…para bailar y gozar!

La Mixta Criolla is a dynamic music and dance ensemble founded by percussionist, singer, songwriter Hector Lugo.

The group’s distinctive sound balances the color and range of the Puerto Rican and the Venezuelan cuatros, the bass guitar, and the accordion, with the percussive drive of the barrel shaped Bomba drums, the panderos of the Plena, and the güícharo – bongó tandem of the Música Jíbara of the Puerto Rican countryside. Firmly rooted in Puerto Rico’s rich musical culture and inspired by the soulfulness of Caribbean music, La Mixta Criolla delivers performances of singular strength and passion to the delight of dancers and music lovers everywhere.


Jill Parker (Bellydance)
La Mixta Criolla (Afro-Puerto Rican)
La Zuli (North African/Spanish/Balkan)
Bay Area Balkan Brass (Eastern European)
Nakarat (Turkish, Greek, Ladino, Italian, Griko)
Isaac Cantor & Friends (American Bluegrass)
High Tide (Indian Fusion)
Michelita (Eclectic Afrolatin DJ)
DJ Neptune (world folktronica)
Xochitl Moreno (Mexica Ceremony)
Qi Gong, Yoga, Massage
Fire Arts
Giant Hot Tub
Turkish Folk Art Show
Acoustic Folk Jams
Healthy Kitchen Fare
Free Tea Service
Shoe-Free Indoors.


We encourage all attendees to participate in creating experiences. Bring instruments to jam. We invite dance, flow arts, circus arts, spoken word, live painting, acrobatics, body-painting, interactive art and theater, puppet shows, etc. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. No alcohol will be provided. BYOB. Free gourmet tea ceremonies by Tea Tribe / Om Shan Tea.

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