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Grupo Fantasma
Appearing Live at Moes Alley
Saturday, July 1st
9 Piece Grammy Winning Latin Orchestra That Has Worked As PRINCE's Backing Band
9:00 PM, Doors Open 8:00 PM, $25, day of show tickets available after 4pm at Moe's or by phone at 831 479-1854

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Moe's Alley proudly presents the return of Grammy Winning Latin Orchestra GRUPO FANTASMA for a not to be missed Saturday night dance party.

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Grupo Fantasma has been praised as one of the most important independent acts in the Latin genre and has continually defied expectations to create one of the most unique musical voices to come out of the United States in the last 15 years. In 2011, they garnered further acclaim by winning a Grammy (their second such nomination) for their self–produced release El Existential on Nat Geo Music which the Wall Street Journal called “Latin music both new and traditional…vibrant fusions that transcend easy classification.”

The band’s incendiary live show, declared by NPR as “seamless whenever and wherever they’re on stage” has brought the band to major festivals and venues internationally including Bonnaroo, North Sea Jazz Festival and Lowlands in the Netherlands, Kennedy Center, London’s O2 Arena, Montreal Jazz Festival, WOMEX, WOMAD, Tempo Latino (France) as well as two tours to Kuwait and Iraq to entertain US troops and a recent tour in Pakistan. Their diverse spectrum of devoted fans speaks to the ensemble’s universal appeal beyond just Latin or world music.

In addition, they have served as the backing band for and collaborated on several occasions with the late, great, legendary Prince (ALMA Awards on ABC, Golden Globes, CBS Super Bowl Bash, 21 Nights in London), Fania All–Stars pianist Larry HarlowSheila–EGZA of Wu–Tang Clan, Maceo Parker, Curt Kirkwood of the Meat Puppets, Ruben Ramos, GZA of the Wu–Tang Clan, cult–hero Daniel Johnston, indie rock standouts Spoon and many others. In 2015 and 2016 they continued to tour the globe with club and festival dates in support of their latest studio release, Problemas (Blue Corn Music); their 6th full–length album produced by Multi–Grammy award winner Steve Berlin of Los Lobos and released in late 2015.

The nine piece musical collective formed in 2000 in Austin, Texas and consists of Jose Galeano (timbales, vocals), Kino Esparza (vocals, hand percussion), Beto Martinez (guitar), Greg Gonzalez (bass), John Speice (drums), Matthew “Sweet Lou” Holmes (congas), Gilbert Elorreaga (trumpet), Josh Levy (baritone saxophone) and Mark “Speedy” Gonzales (trombone).

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