Raúl Monsalve y los Forajidos w/ The Brass tactics
with Raúl Monsalve y los Forajidos
27 July 2023 7:30 pm MDT
The Starlite Room , 10030 – 102 Street, Edmonton, AB
Ages 18 and Up
Raúl Monsalve y los Forajidos find common threads between funk, Afrobeat and traditional Afro-Venezuelan music on “Bocón”. Lauded Family Atlantica frontwoman, Luzmira Zerpa, guests on lead vocals, transforming a traditional song from the coastal region of Barlovento, decrying liars, big mouths, or “bocones” into a denouncement of today’s national and world leaders who display a dangerously loose grip on reality, “Bocón” makes it clear there’s no hiding from either the truth, or los Forajidos. As they hammer the ground with bamboo tubes, layering the horns and low-end synth bass with the powerful polyrhythmic quitiplás percussion native to Venezuela.

Luzmira Zerpa: Lead vocals and maracas

Raul Monsalve: Bass, quitiplás, moog minitaur and vocals

Daniel Núñez: Guitar

Nando Guerrero: Flute

Julien Matroz: Trumpet

Andres Vela: Tenor sax

Christine Roch: Baritone sax

Joel Arriaga, Ernesto Marichales: Quitiplás

Afla Sackey: Maracas

Dave De Rose: Drums




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