Submitted by: Firehouse Arts Center
The Firehouse Arts Center opens its 2012-2013 season of entertainment with Alameda-based world music group, Ruckatan Latin Tribe, on Saturday, September 1, at 8:00 p.m. the is located at 4444 Railroad Avenue in downtown Pleasanton, Calif.
Ruckatan Latin Tribe’s music is a fusion of Latin, Reggae and World Music. The seven members of the band all have contributed to the Latin rock scene in the San Francisco Bay Area and internationally with various Latin, reggae and rock acts. Hailing from three different continents, they infuse their cultures and love of their roots into their music.
The band is comprised of Carlos Elizalde on lead vocals and hand percussions; Jose Angel Amador on vocals and keys; Blaine Hoopes on keys, various woodwinds and vocals; Derek Rolando on congas and timbales; Brian Camara on drums and percussions; Ray Uribes on bass/vocals and Ed "Loveletter" Elizalde on guitar.
The introduction on the band’s website describes the group’s origin and mission.
“…..Our first move was a successful one, in that we came together from diverse backgrounds and found a common strength. That strength was meeting each other, when we all felt we were at a creative peak in our lives. For some of us, a need to reflect musically what is happening in the world. We have been working on a sound that is a mix of Latin and Reggae, with various overtones of music that has influenced us over the years. The grooves are heavy within the art of songwriting.”
Tickets are $15 and $20. Group discounts are available. Tickets may be purchased online at www.firehousearts.org up to three hours prior to the performance, by phone at (925) 931-4848, or in person at the Firehouse Arts Center Box Office.
Box Office hours are Wednesday-Friday, 12 noon-6:00 p.m.; Saturday 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., and for two hours prior to the performance. The entrance to free parking is on Spring Street near First Street.