YUCASOUL- World Music and Culture.
YUCASOUL is a digital media platform positioned at the intersection of global music, art, and culture. YUCASOUL transcends borders, promotes and embraces diversity, and continually aims to push the art and culture forward. We create and curate unique experiences through an innovative and creative lens.
Created and curated by Stephen Smith-Contreras in Los Angeles.
Stephen Smith-Contreras is an ethnomusicologist and percussionist, a music selector/collector, arts administrator & educator. Stephen’s bi-cultural(Peru & US) background, experience working in diverse communities, and global travels have shaped his vision and perspective. Stephen has studied Afro-Latin Percussion for over 15 years and has performed internationally. He has worked with educational institutions, community organizations, non-profits, social justice, and music education leaders throughout the United States. He holds degrees in Anthropology and Music from the University of Colorado and California State University Los Angeles.