Los Duendes

Los Duendes is Vancouver’s very own Psych Latin Fusion group! Infectious tropical rhythms intertwined with spicy Latin melodies designed to make people feel uplifted and groove.

The term “Psych Cumbia” has found its place in Latin America as a way of referring to various different styles of tropical Latin American music. Los Duendes performs topicalized Andean guitar, Jazz, Cumbia, Salsa and Soulful House giving birth to a whole new danceable musical universe.

Tener Duende loosely means having soul, a heightened state of emotion, expression and authenticity. The artistic and especially musical term was derived from the duende, an elf or goblin-like magical creature in Spanish mythology. El duende is the spirit of evocation. It comes from inside as a physical/emotional response to art. ‘The duende is not in the throat; the duende climbs up inside you, from the soles of the feet.’ It is what gives you chills, makes you smile or cry as a bodily reaction to an artistic performance that is particularly expressive


Garden City Grooves VII - Day 1
Studio Robazzo
Sat. November 28th 4:20pm - 9pm
Let groove music flow and the good times continue with the seventh Garden City Grooves Festival! This year we will be celebrating groove music in all its flavours through live streamed performances from Studio Robazzo in Victoria. In addition to our live streamed performances we'll have some other special remote performances and pre-recorded programming to show you from our vaults that has never been released!

Musically the first day of Garden City Grooves will feature a mixture of Zimbabwean Marimba, Afro-Cuban & West African rhythms, hip hop and soul! We will be featuring two groups from Vancouver (Kutapira and Los Duendes) plus 1up Funk from Victoria and a special remote recording from The Soul Motivators in Toronto. Live streamed performances from Kutapira, Los Duendes and 1up Funk will air from 4:20pm - 8pm. The Soul Motivators remote performance will air around 8pm - 9pm. Note all times are approximate and subject to change.

This event is free but we strongly encourage you to participate in the broadcast by sending us messages as it happens. Also share this broadcast to everyone you know before, during and after it happens and subscribe to the Victoria Ska & Reggae Society youtube channel.