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Gondwana + Fayuca at Moe's Alley, Santa Cruz

November 5, 2017
8:30 pm
Moe's Alley, Santa Cruz

Moe's Alley welcomes back International Reggae Legends GONDWANA, a Chilean powerhouse of Reggae En Espanol. Special guests FAYUCA open the show! $25 Advance, $30 Day of Show Doors 8:30 PM, Show 9:00 PM Patio Menu by Jerk House Santa Cruz: ABOUT GONDWANA For over 25 years now, the Chilean band Gondwana has been spreading the word of Jah Love. Emerging from the Latin root in reggae, Gondwana brings forth a fresh blend of Latin and Jamaican rhythms. With pulsating energy and a smooth sound, seven polished musicians are the soul of Chile's number one reggae band today. Charismatic lead vocalist and guitarist, Quique Neira combined with bassist I-Locks Labbe, forms the band's songwriting duo, while all of the members, including Keno "Fingaman" Valenzuela on keyboards and back-up vocals, Alexcy Cardenas on drums, Gato Ramos on saxophone, Pez Lopez on guitar, and Pato Luca on trumpet are responsible for musical arrangements. Spirit moving falsetto notes, bubbling bass and hard drums, tight horns and guitars with the ability to move with ease in a sound ranging from calypso to hard rock; are the skillful ingredients found in the highly acclaimed Gondwana.Produced by Dr. Dread of RAS Records, Gondwana's self-titled debut album, Together, initially available only in Chile through BMG, is now on RAS label as well. Two singles, "Chainga Langa" and "Armonia de Amor" have gone to number one, with a third, "Sentimento Original" reaching the top five in Chile. All three songs are supported by inspiring music videos. With songs of love, social commentary, and spiritual praise, Gondwana reveals positive messages that serve as an uplifting vibration for fans of all musical genres. Already superstars in their native Chile, Gondwana has been gaining very enthusiastic fans throughout the world one by one. From humble beginnings in La Pincoya, a Northern Santiago ghetto, to a leading position in Chilean pop music, Gondwana has remained true to their original posture, standing tall and strong in a peace-loving position of musical and lyrical creation. ABOUT FAYUCA Phoenix, Arizona based Fayuca is a Reggae-Rock/ Latino group, fronted by originating member Gabo Fayuca. Their sound shifts through genres while blending modern-reggae melodies with Latin percussion, tied seamlessly by razor guitar riffs and progressive rock breakdowns. Their music has been featured on MTV, Univision, FOX Sports and other popular TV networks. Fayuca's instrumental, "La Venganza," was handpicked by director Robert Rodriguez to be the title theme to El Rey Network's original series, MATADOR. Currently backed by bass player, Mario Sepulveda, trumpet player, Danny Torgersen, and drummer, Richard Duran, and Tycoon endorsed percussionist, Arturo Sosa, the five piece has become a national and international touring act. They have shared the stage with leaders in their genre like Molotov, 311, Cultura Profetica, Slightly Stoopid, Sublime with Rome, Damien Marley, Gondwana and many more. While finishing high school in Tolleson, Arizona, Gabo sparked an interest for writing music and forming a bilingual-rock band. Since their first album release in 2004, Fayuca has launched four studio albums, including Barrio Sideshow, released on Fervor Records in 2013. Their songs promote Latino culture, good vibes, and self-identification. Touring insatiably between writing and recording music, Fayuca strives to inspire people around the world by spreading a message of courage, love, and empowerment.

Moe's Alley, Santa Cruz

1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz, CA
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