LA GENTE SF was born in the eclectic San Francisco Bay Area
and is led by Rafael Bustamante Sarria: singer-songwriter and
voting member of the Recording Academy/Grammy's. The group
has created their own unique blend of World Music, Cumbia,
Reggae, Salsa, Hip-Hop and Reggaeton. Their music and live
shows fuse together rhythms, dances and cultural influences
from all over Latino America and the Caribbean with a
distinct San Francisco flavor, to create an infectious,
high energy dance party.
After years of touring and releasing original music, LA GENTE SF has built a large and loyal following all over the US and around the globe performing at numerous festivals, universities, radio stations, museums, art galleries and major venues, including: Los Angeles, New Orleans, Austin, Portland and New York as well as Spain, Italy, France, Mexico, Great Britain, Brazil, Chile, Nicaragua, and Colombia.
The group is currently at work on their 5th studio album entitled:
"Entre 2 Mundos." The album and series of music videos
were recorded and filmed in San Francisco, Colombia, Spain
and Morocco. LA GENTE SF is also gearing up for the 2022
world tour in support of this new international project.
Their notoriety and showmanship has found them sharing
the stage with other recognized recording artists such as
George Clinton and The P-Funk All Stars, E-40,
La Santa Cecilia, Quantic, The Digital Underground,
Oscar De Leon, Hyro-Glyphics, Digable Planets,
Pato Banton,Lyrics Born, Pete Escovedo, and MALO.