¡A Viva Voz! gets funky with Ocote Soul Sounds

Ocote Soul Sounds members Adrian Quesada (white shirt) and Marti
Ocote Soul Sounds members Adrian Quesada and Martin Perna. Photo courtesy Ocote Soul Sounds.

¡Baile!

The Benson Latin American Collection is going to be “coconut rock” central next Thursday (4/8) when Austin-born psychedelic Afro-Latin funk band Ocote Soul Sounds throw down the beats as part of the eighth annual ¡A Viva Voz!

Featuring the bandleaders of Grupo Fantasma and Antibalas – Adrian Quesada and Martin Perna, respectively – Ocote Soul Sounds has been described as “sounding like a sun kissed Brazilian soundtrack from the ’70s.”

¡A Viva Voz! kicks off  at 7pm with a lite reception and presentation by dj t-kay of KOOP 91.7 fm before the band starts to jam and those so inclined shake it up on the dance floor.

¡A Viva Voz! was developed by former Benson Director Ann Hartness to highlight the library’s broad Mexican American/U.S. Latino resources, engage the local community and to celebrate U.S. Latino culture. Past events have featured an array of guests, such as renowned Chicana artist Carmen Lomas Garza, author David Rice, actor Luis Avalos, and comic artists Los Bros Hernandez.

Please RSVP to emcquade@austin.utexas.edu or call 512-495-4363 if you would like to attend.

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