LoCura

LoCura

 San Francisco, California, USA
BandLatinWorld

LoCura's music crafts upbeat anthems and chronicles the round-trip travels of Spain, Latin and American sounds.

Biography

CALIFAS MESTIZO MUSIC: Direct from San Francisco’s fertile music scene, LoCura taps into the diverse sounds that have a rich history in the Bay Area, weaving them together in an uncanny way to reveal their common roots. Mixing Flamenco with Reggae and Cumbia with Ska through contagious rhythms and multiple languages, their music takes you on a ride through a day in the emerging globalized experience where the movement of people and ideas are in constant flux. Reflecting lead vocalist Kata’s own experience of growing up Spanish American in Spain, Italy, and the U.S., LoCura’s music rides the borders of identity and migration piecing together a mosaic of our myriad cultures and experiences. In Spain the expression "Ida y Vuelta" is used to describe certain styles within Flamenco that made a "round-trip" from Spain to Latin America, mixing with music from the African slave and Indigenous populations. With this idea of music traveling and music as creative resistance, LoCura takes the trip back again mixing it up with their own Califas Flamenkito, Reggae, and Cuban Son styles. Moved by the music that crosses borders and takes root in different lands, LoCura draws from this creative 'rebelde' spirit to cultivate the cures passed on from our ancestors.

Lyrics

Guerriller@s

Written By: Kata Miletich

Español Version:

Chorus I.
Guerriller@s Creando caminos abriendo paso Camineros, caminando vamos
Verse I.
de donde vengo y a donde voy
cause where i look and learn my roots
decides where and how i grow new shoots
in this world of confusion i will open up my heart
in a world of solution i will learn to be a way
como zapastista chicana indigena
guerillera mujer majica curandera
plantando semillas de amor

Chorus II.
Guerriller@s, creando caminos abriendo paso Camineros, caminando vamos

recordando sin olvidar
recordando pa transformar
transformando tomando en cuenta tomando cuento
cada uno con su intento lamento y estre sufrimiento de mi alma
es tuyo, es mio
y cuanto mas escucho, te siento
y cuanto mas lucho, te escucho
y voy provando
the more that i listen the more that i feel
the more that i fight the more that i hear you
and i keep trying
Chorus III.
(Bridge)
Marcando paso de nuevo razon Marcando huellas en mi corazon Marcando pasos de nueva razon
la que desvia esa logica industrial la que desvia el mechanismo manipuladora mundial
donde los patrones corporaciones violadores de trabajadores y madre tierra
caminan sin barrera, pero a otro cualquiera se le pone frontera
it is this that we question, it is this that we expose as we come together in community
communicating unity con movimiento de rebeldia, con movimiento de rebeldia.
Chorus IV.
(outro)
Corazon, corazon como brujula
With your heart, with your heart as your compass

English Translation:

Chorus I.
Warriors, creating paths opening the way.
Travellers, on this path we walk
Verse I.
Where I come from and where I’m going
because where i look and learn my roots
decides where and how i grow new shoots
in this world of confusion i will open up my heart
in a world of solution i will learn to be a way
like zapatista xicana indigenous warrior magic woman healer
planting the seeds of love
Chorus II.
Verse II.
Remembering to not forget
Remembering to transform
Taking into account that every story counts
Each holds a space and a struggle
This pain in my heart
Is yours, is mine
the more that i listen the more that i feel
the more that i fight the more that i hear you
and i keep trying
Chorus III.
(Bridge)
Making paths of new reason, marking tracks in my heart, making steps of a new mission
that deviates from the industrial logic, that deviates from the global manipulative machine
where the corporate patterns that violate workers and mother earth move freely as the rest are forced with borders
it is this that we question, it is this that we expose as we come together in community
communicating unity in rebellious movement, a movement of rebellion!
Chorus IV.
(Outro) With your heart, with your heart as your compas

Squatter's Song

Written By: Agustin Palacios/ Kata Miletich

Español Version:
Verse I.
Aqui cai pa' ventar raiz
Making a life from scratch and scrap
Construyo mi casa planto el maiz
Sin el permiso de la autoridad

So many empty houses on the block
Gonna take my chances and occupy
Move in with my pillow and break the lock
Make a house party and cook some pie
Chorus I.
Y me dicen el paracaidista
Porque yo aqui cai
Pa' buscar mejor futuro
Y un hogar para vivir
Verse II.
Aqui cai pa' ventar raiz
Making a life from scratch and scrap
Construyo mi casa planto el maiz
Sin el permiso de la autoridad
Let's repopulate all the empty blocks
Because noone should have to sleep on the sidewalk
We'll break all the empty locks
Make a block party y un potluck
Chorus II.
Y me dicen el paracaidista
Porque yo aqui cai
Pa' buscar mejor futuro
Y un hogar para vivir
Bridge
Y el banco... no nos va a sacar
Y la poli.... no nos va a sacar
Ni el gobierno... no nos va a sacar
No hagemos caso a la autoridad!
Chorus III.
Y me dicen el paracaidista
Porque yo aqui cai
Pa' buscar mejor futuro
Y un hogar para vivir

English Translation:

Verse I.
Here I landed to throw down my roots
Making a life from scratch and scrap
I build my home and plant the corn
Without permission of authority
So many empty houses on the block
I’m gonna take my chances and occupy
Move in with my pillow and break the lock
Make a house party and cook some pie
Chorus I.
And they call me the squatter because this is where I landed
In search of a better life and a home to live
Verse II.
Here I landed to throw down my roots
Making a life from scratch and scrap
I build my home and plant the corn
Without permission of authority
Let’s repopulate all the empty blocks
Cause no one should have to sleep on the sidewalk
We’ll break all the empty houses’ locks
Make a block party y un potluck!

Chorus II.
Bridge
And the Banks, won’t get us.
The Police, won’t get us.
Nor the Government, we won’t listen to your rules!
Chorus III.
And they call me the squatter because this is where I landed
In search of a better life and a home to live
to live, to live
(Outro) with my family

Discography

Semilla Caminante (album 2012)
1. Prendela
2. Guerriller@s
3. Con el Viento
4. Squatter's Song
5. Manzanilla
6. Nuestros Caminos
7. Desde las Entrañas
8. To' Pa' Mi
9. Que Falta
10. Te Sigo
11. Reflections

Guerriller@s official music video (2012)

"Animas" (debut album, 2008)
1.Una Ola
2.El Campo
3.Goza
4.¿Te Va?
5. La Esencia
6. Feelings
7. Vamos
8. Lo Que Soy
9. Animas
10. Break the Walls
11. ïAy!
12. Ven

Set List

1. Oriki
2. Nuestros Caminos
3. Prendela
4. Rumbita
5. Goza
6. Manzanilla
7. Ventilaor 80
8. No Ves
9. Me Llevare
10. Squatter’s Song
11. To’ Pa’ Mi
12. Que Falta
13. Mr. Grieves
14. Guerriller@s
15. Baila Conmigo
16. Animas
17. Con el Viento
18. Desde las Entranas
19. Te Va
20. Que Palo
21. Te Sigo
22. Lo Que Soy
23. El Campo
24. Clandestino
27. Dale de Comer
28. La Ida y Vuelta