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.