By Andrew Gilbert – BerkeleySide.com – Photo: Eric Thompson.
Photo: The nine-piece East Bay band Bululú brings its trópico-Venezuelan sound to BrasArte on Saturday.
The creative frisson sometimes kindled by cultural diversity isn’t a one-size-fits-all dynamic. In some cases, two large communities converge and create a new style, like the pachuco boogie sound that emerged in Los Angeles during the World War II era. But in the East Bay, with no particular nationality or group from the Caribbean or South America predominating, innovation is the child of muchas madres.