Radio la Chusma
The music of Radio La Chusma celebrates life, our city and our culture in the ways that truly make America great – and the Best Original Band winner for the sixth time to boot.
“We can’t believe it. It’s just great to be recognized by the city,” trombonist Marco Guerrero said. “It’s an honor to be playing in the group for this long.”
Their blend of genres showcases how comfortably a reggae skank can rest within the pocket of a cumbia beat. Wrap it all up in an attitude towards performance that has punk’s never-say-die spirit with rhythms that make you dance and lyrics that make you think.
The group, which has been around since the ’90s with several transformations, is currently working on their latest album, set to be released this summer.
More info: facebook.com/RadioLaChusma
Runner-up: Joe Barron Band – facebook.com/joebarronmusic7