The Cedar and KFAI Present
LOS AMIGOS INVISIBLES with DJ Don Cuco
416 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN, 55454
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 7:30 PM
This event is all ages
Los Amigos Invisibles
Since their first album in 1995, Los Amigos Invisibles have developed a sound based on the “gozadera” – an irresistible fusion of Latin rhythms with fiery funk and lounge music. The band got their first break when David Byrne (Talking Heads) discovered one of their albums by chance in a Manhattan record shop. He immediately called the band up in their native Venezuela and soon after, signed them to his label: Luaka Bop. Byrne opened doors for the band across the globe and Los Amigos Invisibles soon became an international touring machine.
Los Amigos Invisibles moved to New York City from their hometown of Caracas in 2001 and entrenched themselves in the local scene. With their electrifying live show, the group began building a considerable fan-base across the U.S. collaborating with artists such as Louie Vega (Masters At Work), Dimitri From Paris, Natalia Lafourcade, Cachorro López and Jorge Gonzalez, among others. Los Amigos Invisibles were able to establish themselves in the international dance music scene and expand their sound, while raking in Grammy nominations year after year and performing all over the globe as well as on television shows like The Jimmy Kimmel Show.
In the last few years, they have established their own record label – Gozadera Records – and have tightened their hooks and focused their songs, recording their most accessible work yet.
Los Amigos Invisibles have toured in over 60 countries. They’re latest release, ‘Commercial,’ was awarded a Latin GRAMMY for “Best Alternative Album”; the band’s fifth-career GRAMMY Nomination.
Following their Grammy win, 2010 saw festival appearances and shows throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
In 2011, the band released Not So Commercial, an EP of outtakes from the Commercial album. This album was a nominee for the Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop, Rock or Urban Album in 2012.
In April 2013, Repeat After Me was released. This album received a Grammy nomination in the category of “Best Latin Alternative Album” and a Latin Grammy in the category of “Best Alternative Album”, “Song of the year” and “Best Cover”.
In 2014, the band is releasing a greatest hits compilation recorded live in Mexico City with acoustic versions of some of their most famous songs with featurings from some of the patins scene ́s finest.
Los Amigos Invisibles are:
Mauricio Arcas: Percussion
Julio Briceño: Vocals
Juan Manuel Roura: Drums
José Rafael Torres: Bass
DJ Don Cuco
Rico Simon Mendez aka Dj Don Cuco has been known to have the natural touch at blending the harmony of sound and spirit, and materializing it into a musical movement. A soul revolution. A constant evolving process, Rico has studied percussion, flute, bass and keys, and various electronic devices, focusing on indigenous sounds, Latin and African rhythms, world beats and healing frequencies. Humbly sharing stages and performing along side of artists such as Ozomatli, Natasha Beddingfield, ?uestlove, K-OS, Ursula Rucker, Bobbito Garcia, Atmosphere and many more, Rico has played both nationally and internationally with many bands and artists. Proudly still spinning an eclectic collection of vinyl, Dj Don Cuco has wowed dance floors, lounges, radio, corporate events, fashion shows and retail stores with his fusion of rare selections from scenes across the globe. As a composer, Rico works with various artists, dancers and has written for commercials, web, TV & film, and is currently working on his own production company and record label, Cultura Love. Cultura Love's aim is to work in communities with youth who don't have an outlet to express themselves creatively, and also to raise funds through art based events and music for educational programming and communities of disaster and economic crisis.
$20 Advance / $25 Day of show
This is a standing show with an open floor.
General Admission tickets are available online, by phone, at Depth of Field, Electric Fetus, and The Cedar during shows.