"These young lions of the San Francisco Bay Area are versatile and mean business. They’ve raised the bar for all of us."
-John Santos, world renowned percussionist
Machina Sol is a new creation of four eclectic Bay Area musicians. Their individual musical voyages include tours, performances and recordings with top artists like Lauryn Hill, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Pete Escovedo, Cachao, John Santos, Francisco Aquabella, and Mickey Hart. Stepping out on their own, they’ve come together to forge original music on a base of hard driving funk, jazz harmony, and Afro-Caribbean rhythms. Most of all, Machina Sol is a band of four friends in pursuit of new music that works for the mind, the feet and the soul. Machina Sol features:
Bob Crawford: Rhodes piano, synthesizer, & melodica
Tarik Ragab: Electric bass
David Flores: Drum Set
Javier Navarrette: Congas, bata drums & percussion
" . . . one of the rising talents on the Bay Area Latin music scene plays at the Shattuck Down Low Lounge in Berkeley with his band Rumbaché . . . . . Young, vibrant and strong, Patricio and Rumbaché represent the future of the Bay Area Salsa scene."
- Jesse “Chuy” Varela, DJ, KCSM
Rumbaché has established themselves as one of the hottest Bay Area Salsa bands. Fusing salsa, timba, bomba and whatever else they could find to spicen up the mood, they provide a hard hitting style of playing. And while you can hear them interpreting the classic and contemporary Cuban and Salsa repertoire, they are not shy with their own expression. Their fresh originals make them stand-out in an otherwise cover heavy salsa scene. Under the leadership of percussionist Patricio Angulo, Rumbaché is the voice of youth for San Francisco's salsa scene, and ignites enthusiasm in dancers and musical connoisseurs alike.
Lina Luna – Lead vocals
Omar Ledezma – Lead vocals
Darren Smith – Flute, Tenor Saxes, & Coro
Jason Moen – Piano & Coro
Sam Bevan – Bass
Colin Douglas – Drums & Timbal
Patricio Angulo – Congas, musical director
Official Website: http://yoshis.com/sanfrancisco/jazzclub/artistpopup?showid=673
Added by Yoshis on April 20, 2009