Journey through space and time with Lulacruza, the South American duo boldly embracing the intersection of electronic and folk music traditions as they head out on a 18-city summer 2015 tour through the United States. Traversing the jungles and mountains of South America, Lulacruza performances entrance like a shamanic ritual inviting all to “delve into deeper waters”, leaving ripples in your core.
The tour begins in the Pacific Northwest on the pristine Orcas Island in Washington where Lulacruza recorded their recently launched album, Orcas, mixed and mastered by frequent Nicolas Jaar-collaborator, Vance Galloway. Followed by a performance at the Cascadia NW Arts and Music Festival, the group will then move on to shows across the western region, including special dates in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland, Boulder and Nevada City to New Mexico and more, as well as appearances at several festivals including Arise Festival and a special sunrise set at Beloved Festival.
This is a rare opportunity to catch Lulacruza while they are in the United States. Hailing from Colombia and Argentina, their raw performances have garnered a reputation for transporting audiences with their intimate, meditative qualities. Heavily informed by South American ritual and folklore, Lulacruza masterfully tread the line between electronic and acoustic, ancient and avant-garde. The duo play South American indigenous instruments like the Colombian cuatro, charango and bombo legüero and utilize electronic processing and sequencing, complemented by songbird Alejandra’s powerful, stirring vocals.
The announcement of Lulacruza’s tour follows critical acclaim for the duo from Huffington Post, who says “Orcas is a revelation. The music of Lulacruza can be heard in the wind that whispers in your ears, seen in the undulating trees and felt in the cadence of water”, Rolling Stone who says “Lulacruza bring together Colombia and Argentina with the rest of the world in an electro ethnic ritual”, Noisey Mexico, URB, The BPM, and more. The duo have previously enchanted audiences at transformational and electronic festivals such as Lightning in a Bottle, Decibel Festival, and Envision Festival – Costa Rica.
Lulacruza is an electronic folk duo operating at the junction of the modern and the ancient, blending shamanic and ritualistic influences with folk and electronic music. Alejandra Ortiz hails from Colombia, serves as songbird, and plays native instruments from a wide spectrum of cultures. Luis Maurette, who is from Argentina, complements with electronic processing and sequencing, as well as percussion and charango. Their live show now incorporates Pablo Paz (Argentina) on bass, electronics and percussion.
Lulacruza has performed in over 50 cities in 5 countries and are rooted in the transformational and electronic music festival scene in the United States, playing at Lightning in a Bottle, Beloved, Decibel and Chicago World Music Festival. They’ve shared the stage with top musicians such as Thievery Corporation, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and Beats Antique, and have also been featured as a Top Tune on Jason Bentley’s Morning Becomes Eclectic on KCRW.
They have released 6 albums and in April 2015, they released Orcas on The Polish Ambassador’s boutique label, Jumpsuit Records. In 2011 they also released Esperando el Tsunami, a documentary exploring Colombian music and culture, which was directed by the famous French videographer Vincent Moon. In 2015, they released a visual album including new songs and outtakes from the documentary.
LULACRUZA SUMMER 2015 U.S. TOUR DATES:
7/22/15 – RANDOM HOWSE w/ Jila + Fabrice – Eastsound, WA | RSVP
7/25/15 – CASCADIA FESTIVAL – Granite Falls, WA | PURCHASE TICKETS | RSVP
7/31/15 – TAOS MESA BREWERY w/ DJ Erin, Brian Mayhall – Taos, NM | RSVP
8/1/15 – NATIONAL HISPANIC CULTURAL CENTER – Albuquerque, NM | PURCHASE TICKETS | RSVP
8/2/15 – BOWIE FEATHERS – El Paso, TX
8/4/15 – (TBA) – Carbondale, CO
8/5/15 – THE MESA – Colorado Springs, CO | RSVP
8/6/15 – SHINE w/ David Last – Boulder, CO | PURCHASE TICKETS | RSVP
8/7/15 – ARISE FESTIVAL – Loveland, CO | PURCHASE TICKETS | RSVP
8/9/15 – BELOVED FESTIVAL – Tidewater Falls, OR | PURCHASE TICKETS | RSVP
8/12/15 – THE CHURCH w/ Tyler Gibson (Birds of Paradise) – Mt. Shasta, CA | RSVP
8/13/15 – 1078 GALLERY w/ MaMuse & DJ Brian Hartman – Chico, CA | RSVP
8/14/15 – HAVEN UNDERGROUND w/ DJ Delphi, Nadi, DJ Brian Hartman – Nevada City, CA | RSVP
8/15/15 – ENCHANTED FOREST – Laytonville, CA | PURCHASE TICKETS | RSVP
8/19/15 – KUUMBWA JAZZ w/ BOLO & Marya Stark- Santa Cruz, CA | PURCHASE TICKETS | RSVP
8/20/15 – PLACE w/ BOLO – Oakland, CA | RSVP
8/21/15 – ELKS LODGE w/ Barrio Lindo- San Francisco, CA | PURCHASE TICKETS | RSVP
8/22/15 – TERAGRAM BALLROOM w/ The Human Experience, Sorne, The Dirty Diamond – Los Angeles, CA | RSVP