Legendary Filipino Latin jazz rock group Dakila to perform at Undiscovered SF

“Dakila was pretty much ahead of its time back in 1971,” David Bustamante says. He might have a bias, but he isn’t totally wrong either — Over 40 years ago, Bustamante was one of the original members of Dakila, a Filipino Latin jazz rock band emerging on the heels of Carlos Santana. There was a slew of a la carte Santana groups emerging at the time, but what set Dakila slightly off course and into an record deal with Clive Davis' Epic/Columbia (now Sony) was this adherence to who they were as Filipinos. Despite only releasing one record, the group [...]

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Review + Photos: Undiscovered SF

Jocelyn Enriquez (photo: Regidor Biala) Hyped by a studio pics challenge on Instagram and a beloved freestyle great hits mix, Undiscovered SF's third season opener delivered on its promise and more this past Saturday. The event's throwback '90s edition was punctuated with a performance from queen of freestyle Jocelyn Enriquez who performed her classic hits like "I've Been Thinking About You" and "Do You Miss Me?" (no "A Little Bit of Ecstacy," unfortunately) to an exuberant all-ages crowd that included some of her own Bay Area family members. Dressed in a short, shimmering dress and supported by her producer Elvin [...]

Queen of freestyle Jocelyn Enriquez returns home for UNDSCVRD season opener

Photo courtesy of Juan L. Ortiz It's been almost 20 years since Jocelyn Enriquez was a staple on radio airwaves and dance floors throughout the Bay Area and eventually across the country. Her irresistible freestyle hits like "Do You Miss Me?" and "A Little Bit of Ecstasy" landed her on the Billboard 200 charts and global tours, and marked her as a beacon for bubbling artists soon to follow: FilAm R&B acts like Kai, Buffy, One Vo1ce and Pinay (Enriquez was a founding member). Enriquez was the first Filipina-American to find mainstream success and helped define a brimming Bay Area [...]

DJ Qbert kicks off Undiscovered SF in SOMA Pilipinas

On July 21, witness legendary DJs Qbert and Shortkut of the Invisibl Skratch Piklz and tastemaker Kronika of Soulection in rare collaborative form as they launch the second season of Undiscovered SF. Beating from the heart of San Francisco’s Filipino cultural heritage district, SOMA Pilipinas, Undiscovered SF will provide Filipino food pop-ups, live music performances, experiential art, and access to over 50 retail and fashion vendors, all for free. Every third Saturday of the month from July-October, experience this family-friendly Kultivate Labs' festival, designed to create visibility and economic growth for SOMA Pilipinas artists and small business owners in the [...]

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