Latin funk rockers Santa Lucia play Carousel, River City Pub today

Santa Lucia LFR headlines Revelstoke’s Carousel of Nations at the Revelstoke Community & Aquatic Centre on Saturday, Jan. 31, then plays the River City Pub tonight.


Latin funk rockers Santa Lucia LFR play two shows Saturday. They’re at the family-friendly Carousel of Nations afternoon show, then at the River City Pub at 10:30 p.m.

The Vancouver-based five-piece blend Latin funk sounds like east coast Nuyorican boogaloo, Cuban grooves and west coast funk sounds.

Their music is rooted in the early days of Latin funk and showcases big horns and bass, funky breaks and polyrhthmic beats.

Santa Lucia LFR (the LFR stands for Latin Funk Rock) are Mike Kayser on tenor sax, Byron Russel on Sax, Spider on Bass, Stefan Grabowski on Drums and German Cantillo on vocals and guitar.

In addition to dance-oriented funk, Santa Lucia delves into the socio-political realm with lyrics focused on environmental concerns, global issues, revolutionary sloganeering and leftist politics.

Since recording their first album in 2001, Santa Lucia LFR has played extensively at jazz, rock, roots and world festivals across Canada and beyond. They’ve also opened for bigger name touring acts visiting Canada, such as Maxi Priest, the Skatalites and Los Lobos.

Carousel of Nations

Revelstoke’s popular, annual multi-cultural event returns to the Revelstoke Community & Aquatic Centre this afternoon.

This family-friendly event (there’s always a ton of kids) is a chance to try some ethnic food from around the world, and enjoy a few cultural acts you don’t see everyday.

Buy $3 tickets and get a food sample from booths representing cuisines from around the world. This year’s offering include Korean, Aboriginal, French Canadian, Jamaican Indian and more.

Live acts include the Revelstoke Highlanders, Li Jigeurs Mechif, Polynesian dancers Hula Halau Ke Aloha and First Nations hoop dancer Teddy Anderson.

The event includes lots of crafts events for kids, and several interactive games and displays.

The Carousel of Nations runs from 4–7 p.m.


Aaron Orlando
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