Moe's Alley presents a double bill dance party featuring two of the Bay Area's hottest live Cumbia bands CANDELARIA & LA MISA NEGRA.
ABOUT LA MISA NEGRA
La Misa Negra is an 8-piece band that plays a unique blend of 1950's and 60's, style Cumbia and high-energy, Afro-Colombian dance music. Powered by horn and accordion powered riffs, a raucous rhythm section and a vintage Colombian sound, La Misa Negra delivers a killer sound that explodes with infectious dance grooves and punk rock energy. La Misa Negra has been together for just over a year and, in that time, have played a ton of gigs throughout California, including shows and festivals with Celso Piña, Nortec Collective, La Santa Cecilia, Chico Trujillo, Breakestra, Very Be Careful, B-Side Players, Souls of MIschief, Jarabe de Palo and many others. On the strength of their unique sound and wild shows, La Misa Negra has been quickly gaining a reputation as one of the Bay Area's most exciting live bands and, in the process, building a diverse fan base that transcends musical, ethnic, cultural and generational divides. Their debut album is slated for a Spring 2013 release.
Candelaria combines the infectious rhythms of traditional Colombian cumbia with the dub reggae techniques of the Jamaicans studio masters. Bucking the modern trend of programmed beats and computer effects, all of Candelaria's music and effects are 100% live and organic, all performed in real time on stage. This 6 piece, female fronted world dance band brings together experienced musicians from Mexico, Canada, Colombia, Puerto Rico and the United States. Truly independent, Candelaria wrote, recorded, mixed, and mastered their debut CD at their own studio in Oakland CA which was recentely featured on NPR's Alt Latino as an emerging latin band to watch. Their irresistible combination of the traditional with the modern has filled dance floors from at San Francisco bay area venues such as The Elbo Room, The Independent, Moe's Alley and The New Parish and at festivals like the Mateel Community Center Summer Arts Festival, San Francisco Carnival, and the Women in the Redwoods Festival. They have shared the stage with legends such as Jimmy Cliff, Celso Pina, Los Amigos Invisibles, Toto la Momposina, Bomba Estereo, Bituaya, La Santa Cecilia, and Pato Banton. Candelaria is sure to turn any gathering into a world music dance celebration.