Established in 2009, Sonido Clash (SC) is a San José cultural arts collective that explores the diaspora of traditional, modern, emerging and future latinx art + sound.
SC was established as a need for creative nightlife events in response to the lack of diversity. Launching in 2009, SC leveraged the 2010 National Association of Latino Arts & Culture (NALAC) conference in San José to root the collective to a national audience as serious tastemakers in the scene. Presently, the collective focuses on curating specialized events in various spaces in San José and beyond. The collective and member DJs have been invited to play in Oakland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Antonio, Chicago and New York. Sonido Clash has also established a bi-national dialogue with partners in Tijuana and Mexico City. The collective produces two major productions that happen annnual in San José: Selena Tribute Party and Sonido Clash Music Fest. Previous productions also include performances with Afrodita, Cuco, Helado Negro, Los Rakas, Ana Tijoux, The Prayers, Kap G, La Santa Cecilia, Las Cafeteras, Kumbia Queers, y más.