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Friday Nights at OMCA with Gambizi & Dos Four

September 8 from 5:00 pm 9:00 pm


Friday Nights at OMCA is the place to be for celebratory and meaningful things to see and be part of, with plenty of signature  features including two streets packed with Off the Grid food trucks and the OMCA campus alive with music, dancing, late-night access to OMCA’s award-winning galleries of art, history, and science, special exhibitions with a Museum ticket, and more. Reconnect with friends and family and make Friday Nights at OMCA a regular habit!

Many of our September programs celebrate Latinx Heritage Month.

Friday Nights at OMCA with Gambizi & Dos Four

Experience an engaging and vibrant environment of social movement and connection. Community activist and dancer Samantha Velazquez will lead an Introductory Salsa & Bachata class, touching on fundamentals of solo technique and rhythm, choreography, and creativity, as well the essence of being present and connected. Gambizi & Dos Four up the energy with their unique sound combining Latin, Hip Hop and other inspirations with Cuban singer/songwriter Leyder Chapman. Innovative DJ Yuka Yu spins dance music all evening in the 10th Street Amphitheater.

6—7 pm – Salsa and Bachata with Samantha Velazquez, Oak Street Plaza
6—7:30 pm – Gambizi & Dos Four, OMCA Garden
6–8 pm – Free photo booth, near the Redwood Burl
6–8 pm – Gallery Activation Hours, Great Halll
6:30—8:30 pm – DJ Yuka Yu, 10th Street Amphitheater

About Gambizi & Dos Four

Gambizi & Dos Four blend Caribbean and Afro-Latin rhythms like Salsa, Cumbia, Salsa Choque, Latino House, and Hip Hop. These two local artists have been making music in the Bay Area for a number of years; Gambizi as a Hip-Hop artist and Dos Four as a Latin Artist. Lead singer and songwriter Leyder Chapman was born in Holguín, Eastern Cuba and raised in Havana. Chapman’s talent for performing started at a young age and wrote his first song, “Yo Te Amo Verdad,” at the age of fourteen. After arriving in Oakland, he founded SAOCO, a band specializing in the fusion of Cuban rhythms with popular Reggaeton. It was at this time that Chapman’s name as a musical artist, Dos Four, was formed. Gambizi and Dos Four were introduced by a mutual friend in 2012 and have been working together along with their band ever since.

About Yuka

Yuka became serious about making her own music and started DJing in London in Camden Town, training at the London Sound Academy in 2018. She has opened for electronic artists like Cosmic Gate, The Crystal Method, Audien, Valentino Khan, Poolside, and Eric Prydz, and live bands such as ALO, The California Honeydrops, and Rebirth Brass Band all while playing in premiere venues and nightclubs all over London, East Asia, and North America. Yuka sings and plays the Chinese flute, and DJ’s regularly with live musicians who play the Guzheng (古筝), violin, bass guitar, trumpet, and didgeridoo.

Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) is committed to providing programs that are accessible, welcoming, and inclusive of our community. Wheelchairs, sensory inclusive devices, and additional amenities are available for checkout on a first come, first served basis at the Ticketing Desk. To request other accommodations, like American Sign Language (ASL), Cantonese, Spanish or another language interpreter, please email [email protected] at least three weeks before the event. Learn more about our accessibility options.

About Friday Nights at OMCA with Off The Grid

Reconnect with family, friends, and community at OMCA every Friday night. These free events provide a gathering place to come together each week, including live music, hands-on activities, and Off the Grid food trucks. Take advantage of late-night access to our galleries and special exhibitions with a Museum ticket.

As we enter the holiday season, Friday Nights at OMCA with Off the Grid will begin its seasonal break. The final Friday Nights at OMCA with OTG of 2023 will be October 27, 2023. Oakland’s favorite weekly block party will resume in April 2024.

Friday Nights at OMCA with Off the Grid is proudly supported by Bank of America.