Bay Area band is changing the world, one show at a time.
The band is kicking off an eight-week nationwide tour with a show at Maria Maria restaurant in Danville, the hometown of three of its four members.
Proceeds from the event will go to Carlos Santana’s Milagro Foundation, which benefits underserved and vulnerable children around the world through grants in the areas of education, health and the arts.
A segment of the concert will be dedicated to , a 15-year-old student who is being mourned by the community.
Doors open at 6 p.m. for the 6:30 p.m. show on Wednesday. The show is open to all ages and tickets are $15. Buy tickets at www.almadmusic.com.
Alma Desnuda (Spanish for “Naked Soul”) plays an eclectic mix of reggae, jazz and funk rock, which is described by fans as “soul-awakening.” Aside from being recognized for its music (2009 Middleway voted “Best of the East Bay”), the independent band is often applauded for its commitment to socially conscious causes and a lifestyle its members call “living with a naked soul," or in other words, living in a way that is congruent with one’s values and inner-most passions. The band was nominated recently for “Socially Responsible Rock Star” at the 2011 Oakland Indie Awards, and in three years as a band has supported dozens of nonprofits, schools and community organizations. The band held a similar benefit for the Milagro Foundation last summer, playing to a sold-out crowd on the Maria Maria restaurant patio.