Photos: Los Rakas at Flamingo Cantina

Oakland-based hip hop group Los Rakas banner (Chris Carrasquillo)

On Saturday, August 11, Oakland-based hip hop duo Los Rakas performed a headlining show at Flamingo Cantina in Austin, Texas. It was the group’s first appearance in Austin since South By Southwest. Their “Pana-bay” style of hip hop was quite the crowd pleaser as attendees were dancing throughout their entire set. San Antonio-based Bombasta opened the show along with Peligrosa member DJ Sonora. Austin Vida contributing photographer Chris Carrasquillo was in attendance to capture the live photos below.

Chris Carrasquillo

Photographer - Chris Carrasquillo was born in the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia, and has also lived in Puerto Rico and Corpus Christi. In Austin since ’94, he’s seen his fair share of shows, from the Courtney Love breakdown at Liberty Lunch to the first Rancid show in a car tint garage. He’s part-owner of Austin premier skate shop Find-N-Grind Skateshop, as well as Brown Skateboard Company, having produced skate videos. Photography is his new thing. You can see his work in Red River Noise, Austin Vida, URB Magazine and PRL-Zine. Que viva la musica!

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