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SANTA BARBARA–Concert with Afro-Latin Band Radio Café

October 15 @ 5:30 pm7:00 pm


This event is sold out. Tune into the livestream on YouTube!

SANTA BARBARA PUBLIC LIBRARY–​The community is invited to a showcase of Afro-Latin music and culture in an afternoon with Latin music vibes with Radio Café, a musical trio specializing in Afro-Peruvian music, Cumbia and Son. 

Radio Café’s sound brings together an electric guitar with its rocking groove, a Peruvian cajon with its vibrant wood sound and a tuba taken from the context of symphony orchestras to add versatility to its bass sound. Radio Café features Pierr Padilla on the cajon, percussion, poetry, and Afro-Peruvian Zapateo; Camilo Landau on the guitar and voice; and Luke Kirley on the tuba (helicon) and percussion. 

After that concert there will be a bilingual Spanish/English conversation with the musicians on Afro-Latino culture, diaspora, history, and more. 

Social distancing and facemask required and enforced. Seats will be reserved for those who register in advance. Please arrive by 5:20 pm or your seat may be released. The event will be livestreamed and recorded for later distribution for those who can’t be present. Register here.

For more information, go to sbplibrary.org or contact Eric Castro, Senior Library Technician, (805) 564-5634, ECastro@SantaBarbaraCA.gov

This project is supported by California Humanities through the Library Innovation Lab.