Dia De Los Muertos w/ Los Rakas, Bayonics, Chuy Gomez, DJ Leydis
Wednesday, Nov 2
Hip Hop For Change presents
Dia De Los Muertos
Featuring live performances by:
Chuy Gomez (hosting & DJing)
@ Great Northern, San Francisco
9pm-2am, 21+, $10-$15 adv, $20 door
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ABOUT LOS RAKAS
Los Rakas was born in the youth centers of Oakland, CA in 2006. This duo are of Panamanian descent and raised in both cultures. They are the future of world music and have trendsetted their way into mainstream, touring nationwide and internationally. Performing in both English and Spanish, their specialty is that they teach Spanish through their music- no more Rosetta Stone is needed!! Los Rakas are known for rocking any party - from youth events to world wide festivals, they hype the crowd and get the party all the way live! What is a raka? a person who is proud of who they are. The rakas are making sure that the voice of the pueblo is heard, their unique sound bridges cultures from all over the world. Listen to them here, listen to them on the news, on the radio, the television, in movies, hear them in your favorite video game, read about them in the paper or online - AND be sure to catch them at a live show... Raka Party...
“Los Rakas are building a serious reputation for themselves by mixing the rhythms of reggae and Caribbean dancehall with ferocious, bilingual, emcee-devouring microphone skills.” - MTV
"As their music switched among hip-hop, reggaetón and dancehall beats, their fast rhymes proclaimed solidarity across the hemisphere." - NY Times
“This Oakland, Calif., duo — rapping cousins Raka Rich and Raka Dun — prove that some of the most exciting dance music on the planet is still coursing through the Afro-Latin diaspora.” - Washington Post
"The Panamanian cousins, Raka Rich and Raka Dun, are the embodiment of the new millennial Latino MC—bilingual, genre-bending and, of course, lyrics for days." - Latina Magazine
“Los Rakas are single-handedly taking back Reggaeton to it’s Panamanian roots.” - National Geographic
“Estamos rakiando con ustedes!” - CNN
"The Panamanian Rap Duo That’s Changing How We Think About Hip-Hop" -New York Observer
For over a decade, Bayonics has been rocking the San Francisco Bay Area with a unique blend of latin, reggae, funk music. This stalwart band has been a Bay Area headliner for many years and they never fail to deliver fresh new music and move the crowd with consistent passion, energy & emotion.
Bayonics is led by the powerful vocal stylings of Jairo Vargas, aka Rojai (Row-Juh), who merges elements to produce a raw soulful sound as distinct and unique as the San Francisco streets that bred him. Channeling a sixth sense that only he holds, he puts forth melodies, lyrics and compositions that carry inherent respect for the artist that inspired his craft.
Playing to packed houses worldwide, Bayonics has performed everywhere from San Francisco to Miami, to Puerto Rico, Hawaii and Brazil. Bayonics have shared the stage with the Wu-Tang Clan, N.E.R.D., Mos Def, Erykah Badu, J-Boog, Common, Katchafire, Los Rakas, Gondwana, Ras Shiloh, Yami Bolo, Warrior King, Alborosie, Ozomatli, Common Kings and the Black Keys.
ABOUT CHUY GOMEZ
Chuy Gomez has one of the most recognizable voices in the Bay Area. For over 20 years, Chuy had been blessing the Bay with a unique blend of personality, humor, and music in San Francisco. Currently, Chuy along with his longtime partner Mind Motion can be found on 105.7/100.7 FM. Chuy can also be seen on television every afternoon hosting the California Music Channel.
Chuy has come a long way since his early days. Chuy grew up in South San Francisco, where he got hooked on radio at age 5, requesting songs on local Spanish-language stations. As a teenager, he spent most of his time DJing at local parties and dances. He got his start in radio on KSOL, San Mateo. Later when KSOL/KYLD Mancow joined the station as morning show personality, he saw Chuy's charisma and quickly added him to the morning show line up. Mancow had all sorts of tasks in store for Chuy, including the infamous Bay Bridge traffic hold up, a radio stunt that still has people asking about it. But Chuy (aka "Chu-Dog") was never meant to stay in the background, as longtime listeners will attest; he has been a solo personality there for more than 15 years. "He was born and raised here, has a good personality and brings that all onto the radio," said Sana G, KMEL afternoon jock. "He's an inspiration for everyone."
ABOUT DJ LEYDIS
DJ Leydis was born and raised in Cuba. Involved in the Cuban HIP HOP movement since it’s inception, DJ Leydis helped organized some of the countries most respected and attended events and community programs.
In 2005, she co-founded Omegas Kilay. A Hip-Hop Theater Collective in Havana Cuba, Omegas Kilay focused on presenting the poetry, music, experiences and perspectives of artists such as DJ Yari, Danay Suarez, Nono, La LLave De IPG, La Negra, and Las Krudas.
Along with her partner DJ Yari, DJ Leydis created the first all female DJ Mixtape in Cuba, contributing a special blend of new flavor and spirit to the international community. In addition, she performed across Cuba as the official Spoken Word Artist of Rande Acosta’s Platos Rosa.
DJ Leydis has also been a featured subject of critically acclaimed and groundbreaking documentaries such as Inventos: Hip Hop Cubano, Jovenes Rebeldes y Mi Revolution, and continues to be an keynote speaker on the subject of Cuban Hip-Hop Culture.
In 2006, DJ Leydis migrated to United States to expand upon her work as a DJ. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, she has worked with Erykah Badu, ?uest Love of the Roots, and other iconic American artists. Presently working on tour with Los Rakas & Las Krudas, DJ Leydis combines contemporary hits with an distinct fusion of Latin flavors, R&B classics and Roots Reggae blends.