Carlos Elizalde Ruckatan's front-man, Carlos, captivates audiences with his singing, dancing, and artistic style. Check out his career of creating an eclectic blend of Latin, Reggae & World Music...(Click on Carlos' name for more info)

Jose Angel Amador- Ruckatan's montuno's / songwriting and rich vocals are performed by Jose Angel Amador,hailing from Mexico. Jose brings the roots of his country the fire and style of his people.                                       (Click on Jose's name for more info) 

Blaine Hoopes-  Keyboard's/Sax/Flute/Vocals/Songwriter/Producer/Engineer. Blaine Hoopes is diverse to say the least, from performing/writing/recording & producing,Blaine is a blazing star with all his talent's & vision...                 (Click on his Blaine's name for his story) 

Ray Uribes- Ray's pulsing bass lines and incredible vocal harmonies are an integral part of Ruckatan's overall sound... (For more info click on Ray's name)

Brian Camara-Few drummers playing today can successfully combine the rich history of Latin, Afro-Cuban,Rock,Metal and World Percussion with the drum set. For Brian Camara this has been his driving passion. "Ruckatan welcomes our new member to the tribe!  (Click on Brian's name for his Info)

Derek Rolando- There is nothing like seeing Derek Rolando playing intricate patterns on his Congas then shifting gears over to the Timbales effortlessly. His passion and knowledge of the folkloric rhythms will amaze you, and stir the inner parts of your soul!  (For more info click on Derek's name.)

Carlos Hernandez (Los)- Rock n Roll flows through the veins of this Bay Area Native guitar Rocker,blending Latin~Reggae~Rock & Soul Carlos Hernandez adds that edge to the Ruckatan Sound! (click on his name for more info about Los)


              Welcome to Ruckatan

An ancient game…The winners experience joy, the losers are confounded. Our first move was a successful one, in that we came together from diverse backgrounds and found a common strength. That strength was meeting each other, when we all felt we were at a creative peak in our lives. For some of us, a need to reflect musically what is happening in the world. We have been working on a sound that is a mix of Latin and Reggae, with various overtones of music that has influenced us over the years. The grooves are heavy within the art of songwriting.  


"Tribal Temple"


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