La Sopa (rockolito music, 2012)
La Sopa (The Soup) is the debut album by Bang Data, a band from the San Francisco Bay Area. As the title of the album indicates, the band makes a musical soup, a hybrid mix of zany Spanish and English language vocals, combining cumbia, reggaeton, global electronica, rock en español, hip hop, mariachi and more.
“Our sound is like a soup and so are we…if you think about it, so is everybody else in the world…In this day of age, with internet and mobile devices, etc, all these different cultures are meshing together becoming a “sopa”. People are constantly influencing and inspiring each other whether its art, music, politics. The world is one big ass soup if you ask us!”
Bang Data members include two artists with Hispanic background MC Deuce Eclipse on lead vocals and musician/producer Juan Manuel Caipo who helped propel the Latin alternative music scene in the San Francisco Bay Area early on in his career.
La Sopa Tour Dates:
3/30 @ Elbo Room – San Francisco, CA (Official CD Release Party w/ Non Stop Bhangra)
4/27 @ The New Parish – Oakland, CA (w/ Locura)
4/28 @ Sebastopol, CA (w/ Locura)
6/23 @ Brick and Mortar Music Hall – San Francisco, CA (w/ Locos Por Juana)
8/02 @ Yerba Buena Gardens – San Francisco, CA
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Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. He was also the executive producer of the first Latino feature film made in North Carolina titled “Los sueños de Angélica.”.