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Mestiza - 2009



Mestiza features the original repertoire of Lina G Torio (Luna). Dropping a hard hitting live show inspired by Oakland's rich history of soul, funk and a vibrant Latin music scene, Mestiza is a mix of Latin, soul, rock and urban funk.

Lina G Torio, currently of Rumbache and La Familia Son introduces Mestiza her solo project Fall '09. Torio has been a founder of multiple bands from the bay area to Boston, including solo projects SoluvI (SF‘96) and Voz y Timba (Boston’98).
Working in the music community as a featured singer with a range of groups such as Boogie Shack Music (‘96) Grupo Paule (‘01), Prophets of Rage (‘02), Cacique y Congo (‘02), Son Borikua (‘03) Los Boleros, Tito y su Son (‘05), La Familia Son (’03-‘07) and Rumbache(’03-‘09), Torio has been blessed to work in both folkloric and contemporary music circles, writing original music across many genres.

Recently featured on recordings of Fito Rienoso "Communicacion" (‘07), Brian Andres "Drummers Speak"(‘07), Sonando "The Latin side of Stevie Wonder"(‘07), La Familia Son "La Clave de mi Corazon"(‘06), Big Tunes(‘08), and Rumbache "Live at Jelly's"(‘08), Torio has made her mark working with some of the best musicians around sharing stages with Jesus Diaz, Sandy Perez, John Santos, John Calloway and continues the trend with her current project.

Mestiza live band members include the incredible Colin Douglas on traps, Evan Francis on sax and flute, Bob Crawford on keys and Julio Delacruz on bass.