Mestizo Beat


Mestizo Beat is helping DLMC launch an amazing few months of live music in Davis on Friday, May 1st. A collective of musicians based out of Los Angeles, Mestizo Beat compose and perform music influenced by the early 1970’s era of funk, soul, afro-beat, and afro-cuban genre. Formed by lead guitarist Aquiles “Lito” Magaña along with his brother Gus Magaña on drums. These two would come to share their passion and love for this era of music and become the driving core for the group. Influenced by the greats such as James Brown, Parliament Funkadelic, The Meters, and WAR. The full ensemble includes a brass section, organ player, and percussionist.

You can expect an explosive dance party of heavy hitting rhythms that “unify the audience and band into one pulse of love”. Their sound creates a freight train of upbeat rhythms and groove that transcends their listeners to a state of exhilaration and rejoice. The beauty of diversity and cultural differences are embraced to boil into one universal meaning of love, rhythm, dance, and soul. Honestly, who doesn’t love the sound of that?

Local dance-funk heavy weights Big Sticky Mess will kick things off in style at 8pm, doors open at 7pm. $12 pre-sale online / $15 at the door.