NARANJA: Latin Music + Culture + Dance

NARANJA: Latin Music + Culture + Dance

Rocka Presents: NARANJA

An energetic journey through Latin Music + Culture + Dance featuring amazing live musical guests + M'ROCKA rockin' the tables right allll night!

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DJ M'ROCKA

One could say that “The DJ” is a must for any major event these days. And, in today’s technologically-advanced world, just about anyone with a digital music player and a playlist thinks they can fit the bill. But in steps DJ M'ROCKA, whose sets have redefined what it means for a DJ to move the crowd. M'ROCKA’s love for music shows through every time he spins.

He started out in Southern California, where his Oxnard neighborhood exposed him to an array of musical styles, most notably, the gritty genre of hip hop – ultimately leading him to purchase two turntables and a mixer. The early 90’s hip hop influence still shows through in plenty of his sets.

After graduating and moving to the greater Phoenix area, M'ROCKA refined his mixing abilities and expanded his musical tastes (and his library). He started exclusively spinning at house parties, but it wasn’t long before M'ROCKA was personally requested for weddings, mixers, and other various private events. Confident in his abilities to read and rock crowds, M'ROCKA was now poised to start invading the emerging cultural boom happening in Phoenix.

M'ROCKA has spun at a many Phoenix venues, including, Crescent Ballroom, Cobra Arcade Bar, Phoenix Art Museum, and Valley Bar, to name a few.

VOX URBANA

A Latin, garage, psychedelic, Cumbia dance explosion!

Vox Urbana is a seven-piece band that combines Latin-based sounds with stories and experiences that occur in the Arizona/Sonora border region. The bi-national band is based in Tucson, Arizona and has been creatively narrating stories of the border community since 2010. The band’s original repertoire breaks any language barrier through its 100% danceable grooves. Vox Urbana’s instrumentation consists of guitar, keyboard, sax, trombone, bass guitar, congas, and drums. As a collective composing body, Vox Urbana continuously aims to learn and expand its musical influences. Among the musical styles found in the band’s sound and identity is a meztizaje of ethnic sounds such as Huapango (Southern Mexico), Cumbia (Colombia), Chicha (Peru), Cha-cha-cha (Cuba), along with a variety of electronic textures such as synthesizers and voice effects. Such musical recipe guarantees a high-energy performance, as well as a culturally fruitful experience to younger and older audience in the U.S./Mexico region.

"WHAT DO YOU GET WHEN YOU FUSE THE DANCEABLE ELEMENTS OF CUMBIA - A CENTURIES OLD AFRICAN AND HISPANIC STYLE OF MUSIC - WITH THE YOUNGER AND FASTER-PACED GARAGE BRAVADO OF PUNK AND THE MYSTICISM OF PSYCHEDELIC ROCK? THE ANSWER: VOX URBANA. NEARLY TWO YEARS DOWN AND THEY'VE TAKEN THAT SOUTHWEST VOICE AND ESTABLISHED A CULT FOLLOWING THANKS IN LARGE PART TO THE GROUP'S HIGHLY ENTERTAINING SHOWS, A BEVY OF SKILLFUL INSTRUMENTATION AND SHAKE-YOUR-HIPS RHYTHMS."

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Rocka Presents: NARANJA

An energetic journey through Latin Music + Culture + Dance featuring amazing live musical guests + M'ROCKA rockin' the tables right allll night!

FREE in the Music Hall

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