Dead Nation Presents
The Garifuna Collective with Danny Michel
Razteria, DJ Juan Data
1710 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA, 94103
Doors 8:30 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
The Garifuna Collective with Danny Michel
The late Andy Palacio’s band performs soul-stirring melodies and unstoppable Afro-Caribbean grooves. Andy Palacio & The Garifuna Collective's 2007 album Wátina is one of the most praised world music albums ever released, and was selected by amazon.com as the Greatest World Music Album of All Time (beating out Buena Vista Social Club, Bob Marley, Fela Kuti and other worthy contenders). On the cusp of tremendous fame, Andy passed away suddenly a year after Wátina was released, leaving the world to wonder just how big he could have become. His band has continued where Andy left off, and with Wátina producer Ivan Duran of Stonetree back at the helm, have produced the album Ayó, a soul-stirring collection of songs inspired by their unique Afro-Amerindian cultural heritage. With a lineup that consists of the best musicians in the fertile Garifuna music scene of Belize, Honduras and Guatemala, The Garifuna Collective promises to carry the torch of cultural preservation and promotion passed on by Andy Palacio far into the future. The Garifuna Collective's songs of heartbreak, hope and joy will move your body and your soul.
On this tour, The Garifuna Collective are joined by Canadian singer-songwriter Danny Michel, whose new album Black Birds Are Dancing Over Me was recorded in Belize with The Garifuna Collective. The album has received tremendous acclaim in Canada, including being nominated for a Juno (the Canaian equivalent of the GRAMMY) and the prestigious Polaris Prize. Together on stage, Danny Michel and The Garifuna Collective offer a powerful and appealing blend that brings out the best of two worlds. "The rootsy pop of prolific Canadian singer-songwriter Danny Michel has earned him a large and loyal following. He takes a significant stylistic detour on this, his tenth studio album, with superb results. [The Garifuna Collective] are a group of musicians from Belize, and the album was recorded on their home turf. The resulting fusion of Western pop and world music brings Paul Simon's Graceland to mind. For those us who can't afford a winter vacation in Central America, this gem is a lovely musical substitute." - Exclaim. “Blackbirds Are Dancing Over Me is one of the finest musical works of our time." - Larry Leblanc
Razteria can be described as a Fusion of early No Doubt and Sade. Her music unites Reggae, passionate Latin grooves and Rock, powerful messages and musical genius. Described as “musically adventurous” and “a one of a kind breaking of all rules” (C. Foster, Reggae Update, getthebeat.com), Razteria’s songwriting reflects her passion and strong commitment to justice.
DJ Juan Data
Born and raised in Caballito, a middle-class neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina; Juan Data discovered hip-hop and dance music culture at the early age of 13. While his parents wanted him to spend time outside practicing sports, he was locked in his room, The Laboratory, making mix tapes with songs recorded from the radio, practicing the newest breakdance moves, drawing comics or recording rap songs with his friends.
During the mid-to-late 90's, while studying journalism in college, Juan Data became a major force in the underground hip-hop scene of his city, publishing the first magazine dedicated to the movement. In his spare time he kept on rapping both solo and with different groups.
In 2001 Juan Data moved to California to pursue a career in music journalism. With his first paycheck he bought his first set of turntables and started DJing, something he wanted to do for many years but wasn't able to afford back in his home-town.
Soon he was spinning records in Hollywood venues in between sets during "rock en español" shows, forcing him to expand his musical repertoire in unexpected directions.
Two years later he moved to San Francisco and since then he has been playing, non stop, at house parties, clubs, bars, lounges, restaurants and concert venues all over the city and beyond.
Still a freelance music journalist by day (and a comic book aficionado) Juan Data puts on his wrestler mask by night and transforms into his DJ alter-ego to rock the party with his characteristically eclectic play-list, experimental mixes and outrageous performances.