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Leche de Tigre Begins Summer Tour at Hilo Town Tavern

June 22, 2015, 5:03 PM HST
* Updated September 8, 6:23 PM
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Big Island grown Latin gypsy funk band Leche de Tigre is revving up for a fundraiser concert at the Hilo Town Tavern on Saturday, June 27 to raise funds for the Guitarfish Music Festival in Lake Tahoe, California.

The show will start at 8 p.m. and will highlight the band’s unique style with rock-inspired gypsy funk vocal and guitar arrangements with a focused beat that lays a strong foundation. Rubyanna Moon will be featured as a special guest with the band, offering a fresh feel to a solid funk.

In 2009, Leche de Tigre formed in Kona and has since released a studio album, played shows across Hawai’i, and completed three successful tours in California and Las Vegas since 2012.

“We looked into resources as to how we could ask people for support, but then we decided to do it the old fashioned way: write and record music, have an album, and play a show,” said guitarist Dan Brauer.

A combination of old and new members will head to the festival in North Carolina, led by Brauer on nylon string and acoustic steel string guitar, Cuban Tres and vocals; Lee Motter on vocals; Chris Wilson on drums; Robby Malovic on bass; Luis Feliu on percussion; and Michaeloha Elam on trumpet. The event will raise awareness on overfishing and ocean pollution, with a focus on preservation and positive change.

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Prior to leaving Hawai’i for two shows leading up to the Guitarfish Music Festival, Leche de Tigre will play at Daylight Mind Cafe on July 4.

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To learn more about Leche de Tigre visit the band’s website.

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