Q&A Interview: Los Rakas Speak On Why Oakland and Panama Are Central To Everything They Do

It’s impossible to know Los Rakas and not respect, or at the very least appreciate, their hustle. Behind what many fans see as glitz, glamour, and the rockstar lifestyle lies a work ethic that’s taken them from the youth centers of Oakland to festivals worldwide in just eight years. Los Rakas signed to Universal Latino […]

[3/14 – 3/15] Preview: Pan Americana Fest 2014

On Friday, March 14, the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (ESB-MACC) and Bellas Artes Alliance will present the fourth annual Pan Americana Fest. The free two-day event will feature some of the world’s best Latin Alternative along with local and regional acts for all to see during South by Southwest (SXSW). With a […]

Austin Vida + Blastro2 Video Interview: Los Rakas

Los Rakas are a Panamanian rap duo by way of Oakland, California. No stranger to Austin, the group was a featured performer on this year’s Pachanga Latino Music Festival and was here in March for South by Southwest. The Latin Alternative Music Conference “Discovery” award winners will soon be back on the road for a […]

Pachanga Fest 2013 Recap + Photo Gallery

Last weekend Latin music filled the stormy air as this year’s Pachanga Latino Music Festival began Friday night with a brief storm like you see in Hollywood movies. After an opening set by Austin-based Este Vato, attendees were quickly gathered under the pavilion stage at Fiesta Gardens and given plastic rain ponchos by the staff. […]

Photos: Los Rakas at Flamingo Cantina

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 […]

Austin Ticket Giveaway: Los Rakas at Flamingo Cantina

Oakland-based hip hop duo Los Rakas are coming back to Austin this Saturday, August 11, to perform at headlining show at Flamingo Cantina. The “pana-baynian” cousins were in Austin for South By Southwest in March, winning over critics and new fans alike. Their music is a  Spanish language mix of grimey street style rap, club […]