This one’s gonna be particular fire.
The membership of these three bands overlaps. Horns overlap, guitars overlap, bass overlaps… And that’s precisely what I love about it. If feels like: yeah, we all have our own individual projects that we’re committed to but ultimately: we’re community… we’re fam. …and we’re all bad-ass musicians.
All three bands fuse all types of stuff… So you’ll hear dozens of different styles throughout the course of the night… So to keep it simple and tidy:
Pink Hawks: afrobeat/funk
Roka Hueka: Latin ska
Mocochetes: Latin fusion
More bragging: all three bands were nominated for ‘Best Latin Act’ by the Westword.
More hype: all three bands will merge together like Voltron to drop a cumbia on everyone so get ready to rock your most comfortable dancing shoes that night!
There’s gonna be sweatin’… and I love sweatin’… I really do love sweatin’…
Here’s the Facebook event. Try not to sweat on it, please, thanks!
See you there!
Yo, this recording is bad ass.
(Sorry, I got no fancy embedding of it… Just the cold, cold link)
(…and hence the sweet pics below to compensate.)
The radio show is from KGNU in Boulder, CO (Oct. 2017). …we didn’t put any pressure on it, didn’t overthink it and therefore: CRUSHED IT.
A performance I’m still proud of…
And if I may speak truth to reality… The essence of this performance is that we *all* roll in like a bunch of Triceratops crashing a fancy ballroom party….
And then, precisely at 2 minutes and 30 seconds: 1 Tyrannosaurus Rex shows up… saxophone in hand. …and T-Rex crushes it.
That’s all for tonight…
I gotta say…
I’m still vibing from what happened this weekend.
A beautiful/intense celebration of Scorpio birthdays with some of our closest friends…
Which (of course) includes a bunch of bad-ass musicians.
And I mean: *bad-ass* musicians.
Many of which brought their instruments and threw down in an unleashed, uninhibited, soul-liberating, fire-breathing jam session. Fire; as if life was traumatizing us on the daily and we needed to unleash our demons and heal our souls in one single breath/night.
Members of Dendrites, Roka Hueka, Pink Hawks, Mocochetes, all just THROWING THE FUCK DOWN with whatever the fuck came together. Testing and experimenting all the theories, muscle memories, speeds, rhythms, melodies, jingles, and styles that came to mind… No apologies for anything… There were no “wrong notes”.
It’s no exaggeration to say that I’ve never thrown down quite like that before. It’s as if life was added to me. Life that’ll endure past the current space suit I’m wearing and serve as my fuel and soundtrack for space travel…
…that’s how I’m seeing all this. Music provides the sounds and spirits that’ll accompany us after all this.
…and this weekend was fire.
…and, yo (not to brag, *but….)
Roka and Debajo are the first and second bands listed in the Westword’s top-12 list of world-music acts to catch in Colorado this summer!!!
I ain’t lying… You can click for that article here…