Check this amazing live footage of Raka Rich and Raka Dun (with DJ Ethos) rock a Raka Party at UCLA‘s “Music Jam.” This was a nice piece that ran in UCLA’s paper, The Daily Bruin – shout out to writer Andrea Seikaly, who was then a student. #SoyRakaUniversity

“Our music is very fresh and new, and I think that’s why a lot of people are gravitating to it,” Dun said. “This show is going to be a raka party. Any time we do a show we bring a lot of energy and we want people to dance and have a great time.”

By creating a mixture of Latin and American cultures, Rich said Los Rakas creates music that is different from what most people are accustomed to hearing.

“For a lot of Latin people in the beginning it was weird because we were considered watered-down Latin artists, because when you come to the United States you get so Americanized and you lose that sound and that style,” Rich said.

“That’s what made us different because we’re from Panama, but we’re also from California, so we just mix both of our cultures together.””

Los Rakas return to Los Angeles on Friday, April 18th for their “El Negrito Dun Dun & Ricardo” release party at Los Globos – free with purchase of their new album (which is out next week!) at Amoeba Hollywood. Click here for all the info.