Osvaldo’s Rebellion! is the new single from Mestizo Beat produced by Aquiles and Agustin Magaña. The two brothers shared love for western films and the masterly compositions of Italian composer Ennio Morricone, inspired them to take their tight funky sound and use...
Due to these unprecedented times, all shows in 2020 have been postponed until further notice. We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy out there and encourage you all to hang in there as we get through these tough times. We can't wait for the day to come, for us...
LOS ANGELES, CA – California Soul Music (Record Label) is very pleased to announce their latest signing of LA Based Funk/Soul/Afro-Latin instrumental band Mestizo Beat, with their debut LP entitled Canoga Madness out Summer 2020. When asking the group what to expect...
Debut EP out now on Colemine Records
New Single just released on Common Good Records
Mestizo Beat is a collective of musicians based out of Los Angeles who compose and perform music influenced by the early 1970’s era of funk, soul, afro-beat, and afro-cuban genre. Formed by lead guitarist Aquiles “Lito” Magaña along with his brother Agustin Magaña on drums. These two would come to share their passion and love for this era of music and become the driving core for the group. Influenced by the greats such as James Brown, Fred Wesley and the J.B.’s, Parliament Funkadelic, the Meters, and WAR.
The word Mestizo means the mix and blend of cultural heritage; you cannot find a better word to describe the blending of music, environment, and roots that takes place in Los Angeles, which is one of the most diverse regions in the world. The band members come from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds that enrich the music created and performed.
What is one to expect from a live performance of Mestizo Beat? One can expect an explosive dance party of heavy hitting rhythms that unify the audience and band into one pulse of love. The full ensemble also includes a brass section, organ player, and percussionist. Their sound creates a freight train of upbeat rhythms and groove that transcends their listeners to a state of exhilaration and rejoice. The beauty of diversity and cultural differences are embraced to boil into one universal meaning of love, rhythm, dance, and soul.
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