-LA GENTE SF BIO-
LA GENTE SF, led by singer-songwriter Rafael Bustamante Sarria, was born
in the eclectic and diverse San Francisco Bay Area. The group has created
their own unique blend of World Music, Cumbia, Reggae, Salsa, Hip-Hop
and Reggaeton. Their music and live shows fuses together rhythms,
dances and cultural influences from all over the Caribbean with a distinct
San Francisco flavor to create an infectious, high energy dance party.
After years of touring and releasing new music, LA GENTE SF has built a large and loyal following all over the US and around the globe. The group’s 4th album "Borderless" features special guest Deuce Eclipse of Bang Data and Zion-I. LA GENTE SF was founded in 2007, since then they have performed numerous festivals, universities, radio stations, museums, art galleries and major venues all over the US and the world. For example: 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 and prior to lockdown we had just returned from tours in Mexico and Spain. Once civilization returns we are planning on returning to Europe and South & Central America for more tours and collaborations. Their notoriety and showmanship had 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.