One word: madness. Separated into two, ..lo cura..:
it cures it. Two words found within the one; the
cure found within the madness. During the times
when the world is spinning too fast to
comprehend, we find we need a remedy, and music
can be that cure. This is the feeling we hope to
cultivate through our music; that within the
insanity and madness of this crazy life,
blossoms the cure- beauty and love bringing
dreams to life, where another world is possible.
It is this idea that has inspired us to gather
our energies. Our experiences of struggle and
strife, and a passion for love and life, have
brought us individually and collectively to a
place of reflection and direction, a place to
release and revive. Music has served as a
catalyst for change, bringing many diverse ideas
and people together. The music of ..¡LoCura!..
is born as we bring together a diversity of
genres. Drawing on influences from Spain, Cuba,
Jamaica and California, this dynamic trio fuses
grooves and melodies from Reggae, Cuban Son,
Flamenco, and North American folk. The ..¡LoCura!..
sound weaves together Reggae and Flamenco, hence
the flavor is 'reggalicious flamenkito'.
Bridging the Old World with the New, ..¡LoCura!..
is original music for the Heart and Soul.
the times when the world is moving too fast to comprehend, we
need a cure and music is often what does it. Then there are the
times when the sun is setting and you stop to take a breath of
fresh air that fills you with inspiration. These moments are
what has inspired this group of music lovers to gather their
energies. Their experiences of struggle and strife, passion for
love and life has brought them to a place of reflection and
direction, a place to release and refuel. Bringing flavors from
Spain, Cuba and California, this recently formed trio fuses
musical styles and blends genres, and re-defines the boundaries
of music. This Latin flavor draws on influences from Flamenco,
Afro-Cuban, Samba, Afro-Peruvian and Cumbia. Add in some Pop,
North American Folk and Reggae and you have the locura sound.
Kathy Miletich - In love with life and all its
unpredictabilities, Kathy followed her love until it transformed
to say with the band Alma Melodiosa. Just passing through town
to visit her grandma, she met the band as will as her passion
for singing. Since then she has been touring and performing with
the band for nearly 6 years. Kathy was born and raised in España
which has greatly influenced her music. She feels that music is
the language of the soul so she continues to study the many
different dialects including Flamenco, Reggae, Folk, and
Hip-hop. Whether singing in English or Spanish the message is
made clear by her soulful style.
Rachael Bouch-Dimondstein has been teaching and
performing as a percussionist for the past seven years. She has
studied extensively in Cuba, and specializes in music and
percussion from around the world. She plays congas, timbales,
djembe, drum set, and cajón, and is well-versed in various
musical styles including Funk, Jazz, Rock, Cuban Son/Salsa,
Flamenco, and Reggae, Ska, Brazilian, and West African. She has
worked in many different bands, and is the founder and
bandleader of Cuban Son/Latin jazz group 'Luz'. She enjoys
improvisation, and has been known to accompany dance pieces and
theatre productions. She is trained in Orff Schulwerk (an
integrated method for teaching the creative arts to children),
and teaches private lessons in percussion to students of all
levels and ages. She currently teaches music in several schools
throughout the Bay Area, including the Phoenix School of Music,
to which she is the director. She resides in Berkeley, CA.
Bob Sanders has been playing music since he was 15. He
started on bass guitar playing jazz then later moved to playing
World Beat ranging from different Latin styles, Reggae and West
African. At 26 he learned to play drum set for a Latin World
Beat band. During all this he began flirting with guitar and now
is writing songs.