Roaring out of the US/Mexico border comes Fuga. A six piece political dance band combining cumbia, ska, reggae, son and rock with three part harmony vocals and haunting female leads Fuga! is a live experience that will not soon be forgotten.


Formed in 2000 in the border city of El Paso texas Fuga was created by a group of young, working class musicians to express the angst and frustration they experienced as community organizers. They took the name Fuga, a barrio slang meaning "heads up" or "it's time to go" and began performing in backyards. Little did they know that their project would turn into a political and cultural that would embody the sentiments, sounds, and life of the border region and lead to an original style of music impossible to replicate anywhere. Using traditional and experimental accordion licks combined with guitarras de son, driving bass lines, progressive rock drumming, and haunting female lead vocals, the FUGA! sound is traditional yet new. Strange yet familiar at the same time. The band uses rhythms and melodies from all over Latin America and blends them into an almost punk rock border hybrid. If you listen you'll hear a bit of cumbia, a touch of ska, a sprinkle of son jarocho, a dash of punk, and a splash of rock. Their extraordinary live performance style was developed in the Ciudad Juarez underground, where audiences are known to be ruthless. With powerful lyrics and seductive dance rhythms, the only thing that is clear is that it keeps the dance floor moving and the audience coming back for more. After five years of performing in the border region and gathering a significant grassroots following, the band decided to take on new territory and move to northern California, where they are working on their second record and planning a new tour. Older, wiser, and with a new record in the works, this band continues to be a pioneer in a new era of musically-innovative, socially-charged Latino music.
Fuga has played all over the United States and has shared the stage with Ozomatli, Maldita Vecindad, Los Amigos Invicibles, Albino, and Maldita Vecindad. Their most recent show, a headlining slot at Slim's in San Francisco for the release of their new CD "Relatos Rebedes" was sold out.

"...Fuga is anything but staid or melancholy: once the band takes the stage, listeners are hard-pressed to remain seated, much less keep their feet on the floor."-Humbolt County Independent 11/11/08


...Desde la Frontera-2004
Relatos Rebeldes-2009

Set List

Fuga can play four hours worth of material, however the people may keep moving for up to two hours after the band stops.