Last February, La Pelanga teamed up with Chicano Batman for their Bay Area album release party of Cycles of Existential Rhyme. The show quickly sold out and it killed us to have to turn so many people away at the doors. But as promised, they’re back and this time at a larger venue—The New Parish in Oakland, CA! Just to make the night even more special, we got straight out of Richmond, V.A. by way of Peru and Mexico, rapper CHHOTI MAA. Of course La Pelanga will be providing our unique blend of música Latina, Caribeña, y Africana for you to get your dance on before and after. The whole evening is being sponsored by Social Justice Collaborative, a non-profit on the legal front lines of fighting deportation of undocumented youth and their families. Proceeds from this night will go directly towards providing attorneys to youth.
Join us Sunday, November 16 for a night of amazing music and solidarity. Note the working people friendly time from 6 PM to 10 PM. Guarantee yourself tickets AND save money by buying early bird tickets for just $15! ($20 at the door) Official Face Book invite
ALSO, checkout our most recent podcast featuring Chicano Batman’s frontman Bardo Martinez where he discusses his love for vallenato and gives us a preview of new music he’s working on.
La Pelanga are teaming up with Las Cafeteras, Las Bomberas de la Bahia, and Culture Strike to bring you: BEATS not BORDERS, an evening of dignity, art, and activism that transcends borders in the Bay Area. We have a great lineup of acts, artist, and organizations that have come together to create a harmonious space of love, justice, music and dance.
La Pelanga is La Pelanga and La Peña 2nd Generation are super excited to host straight from Los Angeles,CHICANO BATMAN. Saturday, March 1 come celebrate the release of their 2nd album, Cycles of Existential Rhyme, on El Relleno Records live from the NEW La Peña Lounge in Berkeley, California. (LPs and CDs available at the show.)
Our favorite superheros have produced another one of a kind record filled with killer psychedelic latin soul to save the day. Check out Wednesday Morning and She Lives On My Block to see just what we’re talking about and why we are so excited to welcome them back to the Bay.
This show sold out last time so be sure to get your tickets early!
La Pelanga is incredibly excited to team up with the blue tux-shirted crusaders Chicano Batman from Los Angeles in an intimate affair at La Peña on Saturday, September 29. La Pelanga’s passion for connecting rare sounds from Africa, Latin America, and the Carribean in order to celebrate our communities goes hand in hand with Chicano Batman’s liberating music of Chicano tropicalismo and East Bay’s institution for arts and culture, La Peña. Come be a part of this convergence of soulful musical expression and beautiful people this Saturday at La Peña, 3105 Shattuck Ave, in Berkeley.
10 PM – 2 AM / Ten Bucks / All Ages (Click on poster above to RSVP)
Since 2008, we’ve been bringing our community together around a crazy, positive dance floor with the freshest sounds from Kinshasa and Cartagena, Port au Prince and Nueva York, Oakland and Abidjan. We mix the old with the new, the city and the village, bombardinos and autotune.
La Pelanga was born in Cali, Colombia during the Festival Petronio Alvarez de Musica del Pacifico. Your pelanguero family has collective roots in California, Colombia, Indonesia, Perú, China, México, the Phillipines, Canada, and Korea. Now we call Oakland our home.
So you get the idea. Somos Pacífico, and this Saturday we celebrate.
LA PELANGA DEL PACIFICO
Saturday August 25, 10pm-2am
La Peña, 3105 Shattuck, Berkeley (near Ashby BART)
$5 All ages
Hello beautiful people. You don’t need the weather man to tell you that Winter is over and Spring is here — which means it’s time to celebrate! And we plan to do just that on Saturday, April 28 at LA PEÑA in Berkeley.We are super excited about this one. We’re going to have freshly dug records arriving straight from Lima, Peru via DJ Franz Tunda (Daniel Alarcón). PLUS a surprise gift!
It’s going to be a loud, sweaty, raucous, night of dancing to music from all corners of Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. Here’s a little taste to get you in the mood.