From Oakland, CA
Genre: Cumbia, Porro & Gaita

La Misa Negra

La Misa Negra (Black Mass or Black Ritual) is an 8-piece band from Oakland, California that plays a unique blend of 1950’s and 60’s style cumbia and high-energy, Afro-Colombian dance music.  The symbolism behind their name pays tribute to the genre’s African roots and Caribbean heritage, and celebrates the spirit and ritual of dance.

Powered by horn and accordion-driven riffs, a fierce rhythm section, and a vintage Colombian sound, La Misa Negra delivers an electrifying performance that explodes with infectious dance grooves and punk rock energy.  Since their live debut in the fall of 2011, they have been dropping heavyweight cumbia, porro, and gaita – proving through dance and sweat that La Misa Negra is more than just a band.  It’s a PARTY!