Ragga Muffins Go Crazy at Mezzanine

Posted on Nov 28, 2011

I knew that there were many Reggaeton fans out there but fans of Reggae En Espanol?  You bet!  The hip trendy club Mezzanine featured 3 out of the biggest acts in the genre: Cultura Profetica, Gondwana, Los Cafres along with locally based Bayonics at the Reggae Latino 2011 Fest.  The place was packed with mostly young people who danced, screamed, jumped, cheered and raised their drinks up in the air to party to their heroes on stage.  DJ Stepwise kept the heads bobbing in-between the breaks.  Cultura lived up to their headline status with a dynamic set featuring their potent politically charged dance music.  Los Cafres’ charismatic vocalist had the crowd pumped up while the band slammed down their ragga dub beats.  The Bay Area’s own Bayonics, in true chameleon form stuck to the Reggae theme of the evening, held their own with a powerful opening set.  I missed Gondwana but caught a lot of the island love before I left the club thanks to Adrian Goddard of Jaffe Events.