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The Oakland-based band LoCura has honed a potent sound blending Latin American and Iberian idioms such as rumba, cumbia, and flamenco with punk rock, ska, hip hop, and reggae. This is Latin party music with a punch. Boasting three powerhouse women at the helm, LoCura has earned an avid following with raw, soul-stirring, cajón-driven performances that are a singular intersection of cultures in the Bay Area. Featuring Kata Miletich’s passionate vocals, Melissa Cruz’s expert drum and flamenco percussion work, guitarist Bob Sanders, bassist Joaquin Zamudio, trumpeter Danny Cao, and Katiana Vilá and Luna Fuentes-Vaccaro on percussion, cuatro and backing vocals, LoCura has shared the stage with many of the most important artists in alt-Latin music. The band’s name (“it cures it”) reflects their ethos of making music a remedy, a theme that permeates their multilingual songbook.
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