Banda Machos y Banda Maguey

Date: Thursday, July 21, 2022
Time: 8PM

Venue: Pipa Event Center

Must be 21+

Often appearing high on the charts, Jalisco, Mexico’s large norteño group Banda Machos have helped pave the way for the la quebradita style in Mexican music, melding banda with ranchera and cumbia to create a more danceable approach to tradition. They made their debut with 1990’s Serían las Dos, which showcased their infectiously hooky, polyrhythmic grooves. Their breakthrough came after issuing 1992’s Con Sangre de Indio (peaking at 16 on the Mexican Regional Albums chart), which received international airplay and provided the group with the profile necessary to tour and ultimately draw large crowds across Mexico and into the United States. Since then, they have placed ten albums and 14 singles on the Mexican Regional and Latin Albums charts.



Mexican 12-piece Banda Maguey started playing local traditional music in their native Villa Corona before taking over Jalisco with their onda grupera style. In 1993, the band, led by singer Ernesto Solano, signed up to Fonovisa, making their debut with Tumbando Caña, which was released in January 1994. They climbed local charts with the tracks “Corazón de Oro” and “El Alacrán” and performed live for the first time in the U.S. on May 5, that same year. After issuing El Mundo Gira, featuring the hit single “Pero Te Amo,” Banda Maguey signed a record deal with BMG U.S. Latin and recorded Lágrimas de Sangre. ~ Drago Bonacich, Rovi.

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