Camino + Gringa & Calafia Armada
Tickets are $10 - $15 sliding scale. Cumbia Dance lesson at 7 pm. Ashkenaz is always all ages! Camino is an original World Fusion band from the SF Bay Area formed in 2014. They play original Latin, Afrobeat, and Salsa Funk- their goal is to get people dancing and create an uplifting atmosphere with their music. Gringa is a five-piece Worldbeat band based in San Francisco, CA that weaves infectious rhythms from Brazil and the Americas through catchy hooks, tasty harmonies, and sassy songwriting, creating a unique sound that uplifts and inspires listeners while dissolving cultural barriers and transcending the status quo. Gringa excites audiences with their own brand of playful and thought-provoking original songs in English and Portuguese, as well as unique, genre-bending covers of a range of classics. By mixing Brazilian (samba, forro, maracatu), Latin, funk, rock, and reggae grooves, with elements of jazz, pop, and hip hop, scorching sax solos, and tight arrangements, Gringa has developed an all-inclusive party-in-a-box live show that seduces listeners into a tropical vacation on the dancefloor. Oakland's Calafia Armada was formed in 2016 to use a wide range of American and Caribbean rhythms to tell the story of California and its first and only queen: Calafia. The group's original music incorporates a range of traditional rhythms and melodies from across the Americas including jarocho, puya, rumba, and most of all cumbia. It's a great story told with irresistible dance beats. Calafia Armada features a lineup where everyone sings: Jules (congas, percussion), Yousef (bass), Jose (tamboura, percussion), Dimamusa (percussion), Angel (guitar), Michael (guira, percussion) and sound engineering by Sean. Tonight they are joined by special guest rapper/MC Reporte Ilegal.