Urquides is a band born in Boise, ID with members based in Boise and the San Francisco Bay Area. Urquides began as a solo project for singer/guitarist Ricardo Osuna to explore the relationship between the cultures of his native Mexico and current home in the American Northwest.

In a matter of months, Urquides grew to a six-person ensemble, drawing on the talent, influences and styles of a diverse group of collaborators.

A project of the Green Zoo Arts Collective, the music of Urquides explores the complexities of culture and identity through narratives in both Spanish and English.

The band’s sound has been described as danceable yet melancholy – incorporating acoustic and electronic drums, dreamy synthesizer, syncopated guitar and vocal harmony to create an intricately layered musical style.


Photography by Rebecca Mulberry