"Your ancestors outnumber your fears. Embrace your power.
You have generations of momentum behind you"
-Rafael Bustamante Sarria
After years of the Elbo Room and the Mission Community fighting
greedy, gentrifying developers from ending this San Francisco institution,
Elbo Room will officially be closing its doors on January 1st 2019 to make
way for more overpriced condos for the 1%. This is a huge blow to the
San Francisco music scene and the Mission community. Elbo has been the
home base for LA GENTE SF since we first began. Some of my favorite
musical moments and greatest memories have been on that stage. So
in honor of the millions of events, performances, concerts, protests,
fundraisers and madness: LA GENTE SF & The Afrofunk Experience,
DJ Alarm, Versoul, Rasa Vitalia Watzreal, Jillian Picazo, Jorge Molina
and many more artists, Mc's, Dancers and poets will be having
one last dance party at Elbo on Sunday November 18th. It will
feature all the lunacy, creativity and community the Bay Area has
to offer. Lets give a proper send off to one of the greatest music
venues San Francisco has ever known. Shout out to Matt Shapiro for
his years of cultivating community, music, performances, art
and artists in SF. And a reminder to go to Elbo Room Oakland
(331 Broadway) and to book your events there!
(Artwork by Alexa Treviño)
I am ecstatic beyond my sanity to announce that LA GENTE SF's completed
4th record: "Borderless" is now available on iTunes, CD Baby, TIDAL and all
other online retailers! I am very proud of this work and is beyond a doubt
our best music we have ever put out. Much Love to all of you who have
supported us! This album exemplifies our unique fusion of Colombian
Cumbia, Reggae, Hip-Hop, Electronic, Experimental, Caribbean,
Singer-Songwriter, Reggaeton. Stay tuned for our next project!
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