Roka Hueka with Alcapones and Roots, Rice & Beans

Roka Hueka with Alcapones and Roots, Rice & Beans

The Alcapones, Roots, Rice & Beans

Fri, July 7, 2017

9:00 pm

$15.00 - $25.00

This event is 21 and over

Roka Hueka
Roka Hueka
Combining traditional and contemporary Latin ska, Roka Hueka is a 6-piece band with members originating from Mexico, Colombia, El Salvador, and the US. Singer Andres Gonzalez brought his love for energetic ska from Chihuahua, Mexico to Colorado. Finding time from his job as a construction worker, he formed one of Denver's only Latin Ska groups in the fall of 2013.

Seasoned Bassist Ric Urrutia has played with political Latin-fusion/hip-hop act Debajo del Agua since 2006. He has also collaborated with Roka Hueka drummer Blake Pendergrass performing with local hip-hop artists. Multi-instrumentalist and Roka Hueka guitarist Jorge Ramirez began his musical career with Colombian punk legends Nadie, and founded the roots reggae outfit, The Coffee Makers. Rounding out Roka Hueka are the jazz-trained horn section. Trombonist Parker Kuhn has played music since age 10 and trumpet player Matt Wikolak is studying music at CU Boulder and has shared the stage with nationally renowned musicians including Dave Douglas, Art Lande, and Paa Kow.

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Combinando lo tradicional y lo contemporáneo del ska latino, Roka Hueka está conformado por seis integrantes originarios de México, Colombia, El Salvador y USA. Andrés Gonzalez vocalista, trajo la pasión del ska energético de Chihuahua Mexico a Colorado, encontrando tiempo libre de su trabajo en la construcción para así formar una de las únicas bandas de ska latino en Denver a mediados del año 2013.

Bajista Ric Urrutia ha tocado con la banda Debajo del Agua que tiene su fusión política-latina-hip hop desde el año 2006. También ha tenido la oportunidad de colaborar con Blake Pendergrass baterista de Roka Hueka tocando con distintos artistas locales de Hip Hop. Multi-instrumentalista y guitarrista de esta banda Jorge Ramírez, comenzó su carrera musical con la leyenda del punk Colombiano Nadie, y así después fundar la agrupación de reggae The Coffee Makers. Agregándose a esta banda en la sección de los metales, con su toque de Jazz, trombonista Parker Kuhn comenzó en el ambiente musical desde la edad de diez años, y en la trompeta estudiando música en la Universidad de Colorado CU, Matt Wikolak, quién ha compartido escenario con músicos reconocidos a nivel nacional incluyendo Dave Douglas, Art Lande y Paa Kow.
The Alcapones
The Alcapones
Homegrown Ska and Reggae tunes inspired by mountain living - The Alcapones is a group from the Front Range, CO area with a mix of vocal and instrumental music that brings a new-school feel to what was made popular in Jamaica during the 1960s. From raw originals to jazz/ska/reggae fusion, you will find that The Alcapones' styles continuously inspire your feet on the dance floor. Raise your Spirit and celebrate life like a gangster of love!
Roots, Rice & Beans
Roots, Rice & Beans
Roots, Rice & Beans
Venue Information:
Ophelia's Electric Soapbox
1215 20th Street
Denver, CO, 80202
http://www.opheliasdenver.com/