Debajo del Agua Presents:  Mixturas: An Evening of Eclectic Latin Musical Mixtures

Debajo del Agua Presents: Mixturas: An Evening of Eclectic Latin Musical Mixtures

Sat, January 7, 2017

9:00 pm (event ends at 1:00 am)

$15.00 - $20.00

This event is 21 and over

Debajo del Agua
Debajo del Agua
Debajo del Agua is a seven-piece instrumental hip-hop band with members from Chile, Peru, El Salvador, Mexico, France, Puerto Rico and the United States. They fuse hip hop with the melodies of Andean music, samba, son, salsa, cumbia, reggae, and reggaeton, creating a flavorful blend of melodies, spiced up with a style of its own. Emcees with socially conscious lyrics, backed by upbeat Afro-Latino percussion, bamboo wind instruments, Caribbean and South American strings blend to create an impressive sound that leaves crowds in awe.
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.


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.
Yucasoul (Stephen Smith-Contreras) is a Los Angeles based DJ, producer, and percussionist. As a DJ and producer, Yucasoul tastefully blends folkloric sounds from the African diaspora with eclectic modern underground beats, chords, and melodies. His vibe ranges from lounge to the dance floor and beyond. His sound has been greatly influenced by Afro-Latin music, Jazz, Hip Hop, and Soul.
As a percussionist, Yucasoul has worked with top tier musicians both on stage and in the studio, and has performed internationally. His deep interest in percussion has driven him to study with master drummers in Cuba, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Peru and the United States. His style stems from Afro-Cuban, and Afro-Brazilian percussion traditions, and their fusion with Jazz, Funk, and Hip Hop. He holds a graduate degree in Ethnomusicology.
Venue Information:
Ophelia's Electric Soapbox
1215 20th Street
Denver, CO, 80202