Our favorite mural in San Francisco is in the Mission District, entitled ‘Latin Rock, take it from the top’ and takes over whole exterior of our friend Richard Segovia house.
The house celebrates the living history of an original musical art form created in SF, Latin Rock along with the Latin cultural heritage of a rapidly gentrifying neighborhood and city.
Carlos Santana pioneered and created the Latin Rock sound in the 1960’s in the Mission District. Assembled from Richard’s own photo archive (he is a prolific musician) working and playing in SF, the piece was brought to life by the Precita Eyes mural arts organization. It features dozens of legendary musicians from foundation Latin, soul, and rock bands from SF. It’s part of the rich fabric of murals celebrating the struggles, triumphs, and original culture in SF oldest and sunniest neighborhood.
For a great look at the Mission’s murals, Latin culture, and best food check out our Mighty local electric bike tour.