Uateke Rock Fest returns for its second edition, hitting Los Angeles on September 20th and San Diego on September 22nd. The inauguration hailed last year in the East Coast, traveling with nine artists and an array of culture as it trekked through the cities of Atlanta, Charlotte, and Houston. This year the traveling rock tour will continue its ideals of carrying a strong Hispanic and Latin presence by the likes of Gondwana, Aterciopelados, Enjambre, and Cuca for Los Angeles. A slight change for San Diego will feature Javier Batiz and Mexican rap artist, MC Davo.
The talent curated for Los Angeles weighs heavy with experience. Chilean reggae group, Gondwana headline the event, celebrating 20 years since their self-titled debut album. Gondwana continues to keep their laid-back aesthetic while being able to reinvent themselves within the same stream as time goes by in both English and Spanish. Another great to bless the stage hails from Columbia, alternative-rock duo, Aterciopelados. Andrea Echeverri and Hector Buitrago are an electric shock and constantly change their quirks since their arrival in the 90s, noting their latest eclectic album Claroscura.
Mexican rock and blues band, El Haragán y Cía are also slated to headline, bringing their smoky and soulful bite to the stage, as rock n’ roll comes alive at the hands of Cuca. Uruguayan rock band, No Te Va Gustar are a must see to witness for their alternative blend of reggae, rock, and silky, smooth tones. Continuing the moment of ska are Mexico City’s Los Estramboticos and Los Angeles’ own Raskahuele. Finally, Enjambre evens out the playing field of ska with their indie-rock vibes and brings an array of feels to the fest. Immersing its audience in array of sounds that range from indie-rock, ska, to blues, Uateke’s concentrated shot of music is not only well crafted but a small celebration for National Hispanic Heritage Month.
Dive into our playlist below:
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