Formed in 2008, Red Baraat is a pioneering eight-piece band from Brooklyn, New York. Conceived by Sunny Jain, the group has drawn worldwide praise for its singular sound — a merging of hard driving North Indian bhangra rhythms with elements of jazz, go-go, brass funk, and hip-hop.
Mexico: Fantastic Identity provides a unique platform from which to embark on a journey through the various art movements that were important in Mexico during the 20th Century. The exhibition presents masterpieces from landmark moments in modern Mexican art, including a Diego Rivera cubist work completed during his stay in Europe, a significant assemblage created by muralists José Clemente Orozco and David Alfaro Siqueiros, and Frida Kahlo’s 1933 painting My Dress Hangs There.
Other highlights include work by José Luis Cuevas from the midcentury La Ruptura movement, Surrealist-inspired work of British émigré Leonora Carrington, and the contemporary photography of Graciela Iturbide.
Yes friends this will be a party to remember! We will be using both the Echoplex and The Echo upstairs to bring you 2 rooms of music all night! In The Echoplex we have reggae legend Sister “Bam Bam” Nancy! plus Tippa Lee, both backed by LAs own Quinto Sol. And of course the Echodelic selectors Tom Chasteen and Boss Harmony will be on the turntables and Jah Faith, Ras Benji, and MC ChiCho will be on the mic. Plus special guests…? Upstairs in The Echo we have Buyepongo live and direct!! Plus Mexico 68!! Heavyweight rhythmic attack dance party! Advance tickets will be $15 from ticketfly.com, $20 at the door, 21+, doors open 9pm, hope to see YOUR face in the place!
On Saturday, October 25th, at 7pm, KCSB and UCSB’s MCC are teaming up for their most ambitious collaboration ever, the “Hello World! Free Isla Vista Concert,” which features three major acts: Chicano Batman, a Los Angeles “indie” quartet, the mexico68 Afrobeat Orchestra (from L.A.’s Eastside), and the Tijuana-based electronic-music trio Los Macuanos.
This is a FREE nighttime concert in Anisq’oyo’ Park (and part of the MCC’s new “Isla Vista Matters” events series & KCSB’s “It’s Not Just In Your Head” Events Calendar).