Los Rakas plus special guests at Fulton 55

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Los Rakas plus special guests at Fulton 55

  • Ages 21+

Los Rakas plus special guests at Fulton 55

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Fulton 55 875 Divisadero Fresno, CA 93721

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About this event

Los Rakas plus special guests at Fulton 55 Thursday Oct. 27 Doors at 8, music at 8:30

Tickets available at www.fulton55.com, Tower District Records Calismokeshop2 (The Stuffed Pipe across from Fresno State) and at FlyTrendzClothingClovis at the corner of Barstow and Clovis Avenues in Clovis.

Los Rakas is comprised of cousins Raka Rich and Raka Dun, pioneering Panamanians by way of the Bay Area on the frontier of a new Latin urban sound. Known for their fresh mix of hip-hop, plena, reggae and dancehall music; the Grammy-nominated duo represents the cutting edge of Pan-American flows.

Taking their name from the Panamanian word “Rakataka,” a negative slur used to describe someone from the ghetto, Los Rakas have set out to inspire fellow “Rakas” by empowering them to become successful despite their circumstances.

In 2012, Los Rakas released their EP, Raka Love, touring nationally and internationally. Their debut album on Universal Music Latino, El Negrito Dun Dun y Ricardo, released in 2014. In 2016, Los Rakas released their self-titled, second album earning them a Grammy nomination for “Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album”. Their 2019 album Manes De Negocio is best described by Remezcla as a “socially conscious trap soiree”.

As KQED states, Los Rakas are “positioning themselves as the heirs of pioneering Black Panamanian reggaetoneros such as El General and Renato.” Los Rakas are turning the current Latin hip-hop world on its head.

“Los Rakas are building a serious reputation for themselves by mixing the rhythms of reggae and Caribbean dancehall with ferocious, bilingual, emcee-devouring microphone skills.” — MTV

“As their music switched among hip-hop, reggaetón and dancehall beats, their fast rhymes proclaimed solidarity across the hemisphere.”

— The New York Times

“This Oakland, Calif., duo — rapping cousins Raka Rich and Raka Dun — prove that some of the most exciting dance music on the planet is still coursing through the Afro-Latin diaspora.” — Washington Post

“The Panamanian cousins, Raka Rich and Raka Dun, are the embodiment of the new millennial Latino MC—bilingual, genre-bending and, of course, lyrics for days.” — Latina Magazine

“Los Rakas are single-handedly taking back Reggaeton to it’s Panamanian roots.” — National Geographic

“Estamos rakiando con ustedes!” — CNN

“The Panamanian Rap Duo That’s Changing How We Think About Hip-Hop” — New York Observer

$20 – $25