La Gente, led by Rafael Bustamante Sarria, plays an intoxicating cocktail of world music, mixing cumbia, reggae, salsa and hip-hop. Their live shows are just the thing to shake off the post-holiday doldrums without forgetting your conscience. “Dance music with a political edge” is also a pretty accurate description of Soltron, opening for La Gente at this show on Jan. 12. We love both these bands — KQED profiled Soltron a few years ago. You can check out both the videos below to compare and contrast. There are no wrong answers. Details here.

 

Politics and Dance Music from La Gente and Soltron 10 January,2018Cy Musiker

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Cy Musiker

Cy Musiker co-hosts The Do List and covers the arts for KQED News and The California Report.  He loves live performance, especially great theater, jazz, roots music, anything by Mahler. Cy has an MJ from UC Berkeley’s School of Journalism, and got his BA from Hampshire College. His work has been recognized by the Society for Professional Journalists with their Sigma Delta Chi Award for Public Service in Journalism. When he can, Cy likes to swim in Tomales Bay, run with his dog in the East Bay Hills, and hike the Sierra.

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