Viento Callejero represents the newest incarnation of the Latin music movement in Los Angeles. The group breaks down the rhythmic and melodic pulse of Cumbia and fuses it with electronic experimental and psychedelic soundscapes. To truly appreciate the intricacies and ingenuity of the group, one must be open and ready to stimulate their neglected frequencies.
Viento Callejero has been called “the band that musicians go to watch” and for good reason. Composed of multi-instrumentalists and producers Gloria Estrada & Tony Sauza, the talented duo seamlessly weave sonic complexity and psychedelic vibes using Afro-Latin Colombian cumbia rhythms.
Gloria Estrada (Accordion, Guitar, MPC)
Latin Grammy nominated Gloria Estrada is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, and producer. She began playing the guitar at age 14 and was self taught until her studies at Pasadena City College. Estrada later received a B.A. in Music at the University of Southern California where she studied Studio Jazz Guitar. She has played and recorded with several groups including Finger Dancers, Carla Morrison, Maria Del Pilar, Las Cafeteras, and La Santa Cecilia. Her music can be heard on film and tv shows, most notably Entourage and Weeds.
Tone Irie (Lead Vocals, Guira, Timbales)
Tone Irie is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, music educator and producer from Los Angeles, California. Tony received his undergraduate degree in Ethnomusicology from UCLA and earned a Masters in Afro-Latin Music from California State University Los Angeles. He’s had his hand in performing with various groups around LA, constantly using his musical endeavors as tools for community building and social justice. He currently plays (and tours and records) with the cumbia outfit of La Mera Candelaria. On top of performing, he’s also begun dipping his toes into the world of music production for many of LA’s prized acts.