Grupo Fantasma On Mountain Stage

Oct 17, 2011
Originally published on July 2, 2012 3:00 pm

Latin funk band Grupo Fantasma brings its 10-piece lineup to Mountain Stage for a five-song set fusing African and Latin rhythms, driving horns and electric guitars. The band's 2010 album El Existential won a Grammy for Best Latin Rock, Alternative or Urban Album.

Emerging from Austin's storied music scene in 2000, Grupo Fantasma soon perfected a blend of Latin and African styles, reggae, salsa and old school funk. The band found a loyal audience almost immediately and has appeared alongside Los Lobos, KRS-One and Spoon. Grupo Fantasma has also backed Prince on multiple occasions at his 3121 Club in Las Vegas.

This show originally aired Oct. 17, 2011.

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