Bakersfield Jazz Festival 2014

Bakersfield Jazz Festival 2014

Bakersfield Jazz Festival 2014

Sandrini's First Friday

Sandrini's First Friday

Sandrini's First Friday

NYE at Buck Owen's Crystal Palace

New Year's Eve at Crystal Palace with Mento Buru 2014

New Year's Eve at Crystal Palace with Mento Buru 2014

Villagefest 2013

Village Fest 2013

Village Fest 2013

Mento Buru

 
BIOGRAPHY:
 
Mento Buru is an 8-piece band that combines Jamaican SKA, rock, funk, salsa, hip-hop, jazz, and punky reggae
creating a maddening musical experience.

What started out as just a bunch of friends jamming for backyard parties, has evolved into a cross-cultural 
phenomenon all over California!
Born during the year when grunge and depression were the fashion, Mento Buru didn't care. It wasn't about trends
and trying to be cool flying the wack, smelly flannel shirt with Doc Marten boots and shorts, it was about having
fun playing the music we love, not the latest fad.
Whether you're into Punk, Country, Rockabilly, Cumbia, Salsa, Reggae, Ska, Oi!, Emo, Goth, Metal or whatever
weird names they come up with next, you'll find yourself welcome at the Mento Buru show.
As always, musicians are always welcome to join in. Music for the people, by the people. Try it, you'll like it!


PERFORMANCE HISTORIA:
Mento has been gigging non-stop since '91 and shows no sign of stopping. This band lives to play live and always
gives the audience everything it has boiling in it's stew of rhythm!! Mento Buru has opened and performed with
Ozomatli, Buck Owens, WAR, The Dirty Heads, Los Lobos, The Specials, Long Beach Dub All Stars,
The Aquabats, Los Abandoned, Poncho Sanchez, Fishbone, Pete Escovedo, Keiko Matsui, The Yellow Jackets,
Malo, Desmond Dekker, Tyrese, WC & The Madd Circle, Tamia, Black Uhuru, Pato Banton, The Skatalites,
Papa Roach, and a slew of other Reggae, Punk Rock, Salsa, Jazz, Soul & Ska legends...
Performance venues include Johnny Depp's Viper Room (Hollywood), B.B. King's Blues Club (Universal City),
LATV Live! (Los Angeles), Temple Bar (Santa Monica), The Lounge (West Hollywood), SOhO (Santa Barbara),
The Roxy (Hollywood), The Whiskey (Hollywood),Buck Owens Crystal Palace (Bakersfield),
CSUB Jazz Festival (Bakersfield), SLO Brewery (San Luis Obispo), La Luz De Jesus Gallery (Hollywood),
Wilson Theatre (Fresno), Las Palmas Theatre (Hollywood), Fox Theater (Bakersfield),
The Centennial Garden (Bakersfield), Buffalo Club (Los Angeles), Luna Park (Hollywood),
and Linda's Dollhut in Anaheim, Ca.

So, in the immortal words of P-Funk master George Clinton, "You gon' dance sucka!"