Genre

R&B/Soul/Blues
Jazz
Mexican/Mexican American
African

Configurations

Octet (8)

Contact

Aquiles Magaña

Instrumentation

Drums,Bass, Guitar, Keys, Congas, trumpet, Saxophone,Vocals

PA System

Indoors & Outdoors

About

Mestizo Beat is a Los Angeles based ensemble that fuses the music of Nigerian afro-beat, Afro-Cuban rhythms and New Orleans funk into a performance of heavy groove and soul. Inspired by the music of Fela Kuti, James Brown, The meters, Parliament Funkadelic and Mongo Santamaria, the band touches up on funky rhythmic music from all over the globe.