Members: Lina G. Torio - Vocals* Isaac Pena - Producer* Raul Perales - Bass* Sam Bevan - Bass* Jason Moen - Piano* Bob Crawford - Piano* Colin Douglas - Timbales/Traps* Dave Flores - Traps* Javier Navarrette - Percussion* Patricio Angulo - Percussion
Mestiza is the debut solo project of Lina G Torio of Rumbache, La Familia Son and various Latin groups in the bay area. Producing original repertoire in celebration of social consciousness and the human spirit and in effort to keep live music live, Mestiza brings a hard hitting live show featuring top musicians from Omaya, Lauryn Hill, QBA, Saoco, Rumbache and Fito Reinoso.
Inspired by Oaklands rich history of soul, funk and a vibrant Latin music scene, Mestiza introduces the concept of Primba, contemporary arrangements mixing elements of timba and Prince. Mestizas debut CD features a mix of Latin, soul, rock and urban funk.