Loading Programs

Back to Calendar

  • This program has passed.
Photo of music group La Misa Negra, by Andrew Zhou

La Misa Negra

Sat, Sep 28, 2019
1:00pm – 2:30pm
Esplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens
Mission St. between 3rd & 4th Sts.
San Francisco, CA
(415) 543-1718


Facebook Event URL

La Misa Negra is one reason why Oakland maintains its vaunted reputation as a proving ground for new sounds. Steeped in cumbia but inspired by the Afro-Caribbean rhythmic continuum, this seven-piece combo brings the compressed energy of punk rock and the call-and-response cadences of hip hop to the Latin music dance floor. Founded in 2011 by composer, guitarist, and accordion player Marco Polo Santiago, the band features the charismatic vocals of Colombian-born Diana Trujillo, saxophonists Justin Chin and Morgan Nilsen, bassist/percussionist Paul Martin Sounder, and percussionists Craig Bravo and Elena de Troya. Powered by surging saxophone riffs, churning percussion, and righteous accordion lines, the band’s combustible performances and infectious grooves have earned a diverse array fans at festivals and concert halls around the country.


Explore more in these Festival series: