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Makru : Landing in San Francisco from different parts of the world, various characters got together for different motives, goals and because it had to be that way, at the end of 2008 the became Makrú, a musical tool to express their points of view, ideals and support the causes they believe in, chasing equality and unifying people along the way . With influences of anything that can shake it Soul, Makrú sounds like smashing the earth and play it on a record player. Raúl Vargas from Madrid, fed by Spanish art and at the age of 20 left to collect music and knowledge around the world learning, guitar, cajón,, different percussions, didjeridoo, and more… with his compadre Javi Monge, from Barcelona who ended up in la Habana, Cuba dedicated to percussion under the wing of Yaroldi Abreu the amazing percussionist for Chucho Valdés among others. Vinicio Peñate raised equally In U.S and El Salvador brings the Cumbia-reggae-rock flavor that fits perfectly with the Californian drum set of Bob Sanders, who didn’t have enough and got himself also into flamenco guitar world. All this highlighted by the magical flute and melódica of, the called “Fantasma”. Issac Weiser, multi instrumentalist, born surrounded by musicians in Washington State U.S
DJ Canyon Cody: Canyon Cody is a global bass DJ,/ producer from California, and founder of Gnawledge Records. Download his DJ mix Wild Jack Salt and instrumental flamenco hip-hop album Granada Doaba. Born in Hollywood after his family left Cuba, Canyon Cody started Gnawledge Records in 1954 to promote global hip-hop collaboration and analog/digital fusion. He has produced two compilations, Flow From Above and Granada Doaba, and released 5 albums from multi-instrumentalist rappers Gnotes, Elemental Zazen and Afro DZ ak . Listen to an interview with Canyon Cody at NPR's All Things Considered. In 2008, Canyon Cody was a Fulbright Scholar in ethnomusicology, researching the Arab roots of flamenco. Along with co-producer Gnotes, Canyon Cody worked with 16 immigrant musicians in Spain to record Granada Doaba, an academic experiment in instrumental hip-hop rooted in flamenco and Middle Eastern music. In college, Canyon Cody hosted a Boston hip-hop show on WZBC 90.3 FM and DJ'd weekly parties at Tonic, Wonderbar, Kells and The Avenue. He published more than 100 articles as the Music Editor for The Heights and majored in International Studies, with a concentration on Global Culture. In Spain, DJ Canyon hosted weekly parties at Babylon, BoogaClub, Granada 10, and D'Cuadros, and toured summer festivals throughout Europe, performing in France, Germany, Holland and the UK. Now back him in Los Angeles, Canyon Cody is touring with Granada Doaba and working on new albums from Gnotes and Elemental Zazen, featuring guest appearances from Devin the Dude, Canibus, Jean Grae, Blockhead, Eligh and Kno.