La Gente

La Gente is a Bay Area based international recording group led by singer-songwriter Rafael Bustamante Sarria. The group has created their own unique multilingual blend of Reggae, Cumbia, Hip-Hop, Salsa, Rock, and World Music. They perform a high energy dance party and have cultivated a large, loyal and diverse following. They have independently released three studio albums, numerous live recordings, two DVD's and are currently in production to release their fourth studio album collaborating with a variety of international recording artists. La Gente was founded in 2002, since then They have performed numerous festivals, universities, radio stations, museums, art galleries and major venues all over the US. For example: San Francisco, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Austin, Portland and New York. La Gente has also performed internationally in Spain, Italy, France, Great Britian, Colombia, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, and Nicaragua. Their notoriety and showmanship had found them sharing the stage with other recognized recording artists, such as George Clinton and The P-Funk All Stars, E-40, The Digital Underground, Hyro-Glyphics, Coolio, Digable Planets, Pato Banton, Lyrics Born, Rupa & The April Fishes, Meklit Hadero, Pete Escovedo, and The B-side Players and MALO. La Gente Promo Pic copy 3.jpg La Gente Promo Pic copy 3.jpg 137K View Share Download
Crescent Banks coalesced as an electro-acoustic band in the underground Mission Scene in San Francisco . They have gardened a palette of sound which is comparable to the sound of modern dance music ,funk and jazz favorites. From dance beats to dreamy wall of sound soundscapes an elcectro and instrumental masterpiece is born. They are not limited by genre, but instead are compelled by the endless possibilities that electronic advancements bestow upon musical and artistic forms.

Crescent Banks

Crescent Banks coalesced as an electro-acoustic band in the underground Mission Scene in San Francisco . They have gardened a palette of sound which is comparable to the sound of modern dance music ,funk and jazz favorites. From dance beats to dreamy wall of sound soundscapes an elcectro and instrumental masterpiece is born. They are not limited by genre, but instead are compelled by the endless possibilities that electronic advancements bestow upon musical and artistic forms.

Unit 432

rock, funk, jazz, rumba....at 432hz

Aleksander Liapin

In 1998 Aleksander was personally invited by Sir Paul McCartney to teach a Master Class in Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts.
In 2006 Aleksandr Liapin was named “The Best Performer” by the Magazine “Musician” (Russia).
He is a current Member of ASCAP (USA) since 2004.
During his staying in US in 2002-2004 Liapin was studying and consulting at the Kenny J Record Studio in Los Angeles. After his visit and travel in USA he created a program “HWY-I” featuring his hitchhiking experience across this country (Washington DC –Denver-Grand Canyon- Las Vegas- San Diego) which he successfully presented to the Russian Audience. Now ready to go the same name CD album: 'HWY-I'

Mission:

Aleksandr Liapin an indefatigable experimentator, composer anarchist, researcher –avantgardist of musical domains, presents his own project based on his outstanding instrumental sound musical concepts and the use of digital technology utilized by his own ingenuity. This unique combination of the talents, hard work and possibilities of studio audio and video media in Real Time with Rock Mechanica as a catalyst creates an unusual show worth experiencing.

Idea:

The idea of the project is a subtle experimentation with mixing styles of Rock and Jazz, Blues, Hip-Hop and The World Music using the state of the art modern technological resources. Not a single show repeats itself. The ever changing cast of musicians and inspired participation of the stimulated audience creates the unforgettable designs for each show, so that within the “interactive jam-session” we witness an improvisational theatre.

$7 adv - $10 dos

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All patrons under 21 years old must buy $5 drink ticket at the door.

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La Gente with Crescent Banks, Unit 432

Wednesday, September 4 · Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM at Brick & Mortar Music Hall