Über Los Mocosos
Veteran Latino musicians from the Mission District of San Francisco, Los Mocosos (the snot-nosed ones) play what they describe as Latin groove. They incorporate Ska, reggae, Salsa, Latin Soul and Funk into high-energy dance music that's sung in both English and Spanish. Lyrics address political issues and poke fun at popular culture with great humor: "Brown and Proud" is a response to the racism of Proposition 187 in California; "Wetbacks" poses the question "aren't we all?"; and "Thunderball" turns James Bond inside out. Their strong rhythm section includes congas and timbales, while guitars rock heartily and skank hard, and the horns pack a joyful punch. Los Mocosos embrace many different musical forms, creating original music whose primary purpose is to bring people together.