Mariachi Blog Part 4: Los Lobos with Spanish Harlem Orchestra

Los Lobos at the HP Pavilion; l-r Cesar Rosas, Conrad Lozano/Photo by Daniel Buckley

Los Lobos at the HP Pavilion; l-r Cesar Rosas, Conrad Lozano/Photo by Daniel Buckley

Friday night was the concert of Los Lobos with the Spanish Harlem Orchestra – a diversion from the mariachi fare, but interesting cousins thereof. Sadly the show was not packed but there was no shortage of enthusiasm on the part of those on hand.

 

Spanish Harlem Orchestra at the HP Pavilion/Photo by Daniel Buckley

Spanish Harlem Orchestra at the HP Pavilion/Photo by Daniel Buckley

Los Lobos opened the show with a short setting of whipping and soulful Mexican folk music played on an array of traditional instruments, joined here and there by Cougar Estrada on cajon and percussion. The group’s performance of “Cascabel” was amazing with Louie Perez, Conrad Lozano and Cesar Rosas laying down a conveyor belt of polyrhythms for David Hidalgo to skip  …MORE

 

 

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~ by Daniel Buckley on September 28, 2011.

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