Join DJ Jose Ruiz in La Peña's Lounge for a night of Salsa, Cumbia, Cha Cha Cha every 1st Friday at 9pm-1am!
DJ José Ruíz aka MundoMuzik, is a DJ, radio host, promoter, and collector of world music, vinyl, art and all cultural and music ephemera. Jose’s taste in music is very eclectic, unafraid to mix traditional, experimental or folkloric elements in his sets. His confidence and impeccable taste in music is deeply rooted in the time and research he dedicates to learn about the genres he plays. His respect for the origin and tradition of music he loves can be heard in depth as a radio host and felt when he fills the dance floor. Jose has been able to stay connected with the pulse of his community, his contagious energy has earned him new followers, he sees music as a way to bring together our diverse backgrounds or as he puts it “to explore and celebrate the diversity of human expression in an increasingly inter-connected world or connecting the dots”. Listen to his weekly shows on KPOO and KPFA! Follow him on Facebook: José A. Ruíz
Do you enjoy flamenco, swing, jazz and blues? Come be captivated by the sound and energy of Barrio Manouche, lead by guitar virtuoso Javi Jimenez. They are joined by Ultrafaux - a prominent gypsy jazz band from Baltimore! Don't miss two incredible performances in one night! TICKETS ON SALE NOW: bit.ly/290sEtd...
Gypsy Jazz night with Barrio Manouche & Ultrafaux
July 16, 2016, 7:30pm
Barrio Manouche is back at La Peña Cultural Center. This time joined by the east coast gypsy jazz band Ultrafaux. Not to miss it..
Doors open 7:30
Barrio Manouche 9:30
Tickets in advance
Javier Jiménez's new acoustic adventure in the San Francisco Bay Area. The band's core members hail from Madrid, Quebec and Northern California, but they are frequently joined by artists from around the globe. The band's first EP "Detrás de la Sombra" is most easily classified as gypsy jazz, but is also deeply influenced by a range of musical traditions. From the swing of Louis Armstrong & Sidney Bechet, to the hot jazz of Django Reinhardt & Stéphane Grappelli, to the flamenco firepower of Paco de Lucía & Camarón, to the avant garde sounds of Ornette Coleman & John Coltrane... Barrio's sound is difficult to classify but instantly recognizable.
Baltimore band UltraFaux,
performs original acoustic music with Romani, Sinti, Manouche, Balkan, blues, be-bop, swing, funk and musette influences. The group is an acoustic powerhouse of two guitars and upright bass. Sami Arefin and Michael Joseph Harris trade dazzling leads and harmonize together on rich gypsy-inspired melodies. The dynamic Eddie Hrybyk on upright bass holds down the steady swinging pulse and brings his passion for improvisation to the group. The band often includes the mesmerizing Alexis Tantau on vocals when performing songs from the French Jazz repertoire. Ultrafaux also serves as the core trio for a "Django Big Band" called Hot Club of Baltimore.