Los Lobos Headline Cinco de Mayo Festival at the Greek
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The last date listed for Los Lobos Cinco de Mayo Festival was Sunday May 5, 2013 / 6:30pm.
Currently at Greek Theatre:
- Full Price:
- $30.00 - $55.00
- Our Price:
- $15.00 - $45.00
An all-star lineup -- including David Byrne, Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), Pat Mahoney (LCD Soundsystem), Kele Okereke (Bloc Party), Money Mark, Joshua Redman, Sinkane and the legendary Lijadu Sisters of Nigeria in their first live performance in 30 years -- takes the stage at the Greek to perform the futuristic, synth-heavy electronic music of elusive Nigerian artist William Onyeabor. The evening begins with a DJ set by special guest Wooden Wisdom (Elijah Wood & Zach Cowie). Onyeabor self-released eight nearly impossible-to-find albums between 1978 and 1985 in Nigeria, but after becoming a born-again Christian turned his back on his work and refused to speak about it for nearly three decades. Last year, after a five-year odyssey to track down Onyeabor and secure his permission to release his music, the Luaka Bop label issued World Psychedelic Classics 5: Who Is William Onyeabor? The album was named one of Time magazine's top ten albums of the year and Pitchfork's Best Reissue of the Year 2013. Even now, after the album's enormous success, the artist's life story remains a mystery -- and he seems content to keep it that way. Learn More
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Very enjoyable evening. Los Lobos always puts on a great show. Liked use of Mariachi Band during set changes. Even sprinkles couldn't damped spirit of show. Only tech glitch, Robert Randolph's steel guitar wasn't properly mixed with other instruments. Other than that, look forward to next year's Cinco de Mayo show.
More than three decades have passed since Los Lobos released their debut album, Just Another Band from East L.A. Since then they’ve repeatedly disproven that title—Los Lobos isn’t “just another” anything, but rather a band that has consistently evolved artistically while never losing sight of their humble roots.
For Tin Can Trust—Los Lobos’ first release for Shout! Factory and first collection of new original material in four years—the venerable quintet reconnected directly with those roots by returning to East L.A. and recording at Manny’s Estudio, “in a rundown neighborhood,” says Los Lobos songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Louie Pérez. A rare example of longevity in a volatile music world that stresses style over substance, Los Lobos’ lineup has remained uninterrupted since 1984, when saxophonist/keyboardist Steve Berlin joined original members Pérez, Hidalgo, Rosas and Lozano, each of whom had been there since the beginning in 1973.
El Chicano exploded on to the music scene from the streets of East Los Angeles. Over a 40 year span, the group has garnered 5 Gold records and was voted No. 1 Jazz group of 1970. With ten Albums recorded El Chicano is also featured on over 50 compilation works as well as having their music featured on many major motion picture soundtracks. The group is very much aware of their roots and giving back to the community, as such they have been recognized many times for their contributions to community and charities especially those that help children and promote the arts. Watch for the latest El Chicano CD release coming soon! Also, joining the Cinco de Mayo Festival this year is Grammy and Latin Grammy-nominated quintet, Kinky.