Latin - Flamenco - Afro-Cuban - Soul - Pop - All- original!
Coming off the cultural street corners of the Bay Area’s diverse musical scene, Alta California is an Afro-Cuban, flamenco, hip-hop, pop, and soul super-group; practically a who's who of Bay Area Latin, funk and flamenco musicians and dancers, playing their own genre of “Rumba Esquina” (right off the streets).
Acclaimed vocalists, Orlando Torriente and Piero Amadeo Infante, from San Francisco's Mission District and East Bay's East Oakland, respectively, bring gritty, emotional, moving stories of love, loss, and the triumph and influence of their family of all colors through songs and music, including Corrido, Nueva Trova, and all with the energy of rumba, alternative, and Latin rock in both Spanish and English. This is true Latin street music.
The powerhouse talents of renowned flamenco guitarist Daniel Fries, Spanish guitar master Jean Paul Buongiorno, the tight innovative rhythms of Raul Perales (bass), Valentino Peeps (drums), and Alexey Berlind (percussion) set the stage for astonishing solo violin performances by Antonio Blea and Matthew Szemela.
But the best is still yet to come. The most innovative Flamenco dancer of her generation, Melissa Cruz, brings her legendary fiery footwork magic to the stage along with the beautiful Afro-Cuban, and Afro Haitian dance expressions of the talented Anya De Marie, with dance that combines Rumba, Sevillanas, soul, Afro-Haitian, and more.
This is a group that could only have happened here, as one sensory experience will prove. Alta California is a one-of-a-kind affair, offering an explosive and compelling cultural and musical event.