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Both artists share a love for music’s ability to bring people together and uplift spirits. Their recent release, Contagious Spirit, a collaborative song and video with Eritrean singer, ASTU debuted on AFROPUNK and was described as “excitingly fresh” by SF Deli Magazine.
LA GENTE SF is a San Francisco based, international recording group led by singer-songwriter Rafael Bustamante Sarria. The group has created their own unique blend of World Music, Cumbia, Reggae, Salsa, Reggaeton & Hip-Hop. LA GENTE SF fuses together rhythms and cultural influences from all over the Caribbean with their distinct Bay Area flavor to create an infectious, high energy dance party. After years of touring and creating new music, LA GENTE SF has built a large and loyal following all over the US and the globe. The group’s most recent fourth album “Borderless” features special guest Deuce Eclipse of Bang Data and Zion-I. LA GENTE SF was founded in 2007, since then They have performed numerous festivals, universities, radio stations, museums, art galleries and major venues all over the US. For example: San Francisco, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Austin, Portland and New York. LA GENTE SF has also performed internationally in Spain, Italy, France, Great Britain, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Nicaragua and most recently embarked on a month long tour of Colombia.
Their notoriety and showmanship had found them sharing the stage with other recognized recording artists, such as George Clinton and The P-Funk All Stars, E-40, La Santa Cecilia, Quantic, The Digital Underground, Hyro-Glyphics, Coolio, Digable Planets, Pato Banton, Los Rakas, Lyrics Born, Pete Escovedo, and MALO.
“La Gente, led by Rafael Bustamante Sarria, plays an intoxicating cocktail of world music, mixing cumbia, reggae, salsa and hip-hop. Dance music with a political edge” – KQED Arts
“thePeople’s Sunday” on Sunday, September 30th showcases thePeople Oakland with performances by DJ Cecil, Cali, Nina Sol and more TBA!
Thank you Sponsors! Your dedication to community helps make this day possible!
Getting to Oaktoberfest is easy and painless! We are located at the intersection of Fruitvale Ave and MacArthur Blvd in Oakland, California. We are near Hwy 580, Hwy 13 and Hwy 880. We are near AC Transit lines NL, 20, 21, 57, 96, and 339 and a short ride (or 2 mile walk) from Fruitvale Bart.
We have self service bicycle parking, and limited donation parking at Bret Harte Middle School (3700 Coolidge Ave) with Oaktoberfest shuttle service.
Stay for the Weekend! Reserve room(s) with discounted rate at the Marriott Hotel Oakland.
Executive Inn & Suites- 15% off BAR and it is available all Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday of the festival. Reserve room(s) with the promo code: OAKTOBERFEST
See You Soon!
Parking and Free Shuttle located at Bret Harte Middle School (3700 Coolidge Ave) with 20 minute loops. Last pick-ups: 7:30PM Saturday and 5:30PM Sunday.
If you are inclined to make a small $5 donation when you park, all of the parking donations will go Bret Harte Middle School.
DROP ZONE – for Ride Share
The Drop Zone will be at the intersection of Lincoln Ave. and MacArthur Blvd.
Director of Entertainment & Marketing
Candi Martinez Carthen
Vendor and Volunteer Coordinator