Los Tigres Del Norte and Los Lobos: MALDEF's Truth in Immigration Benefit Concert at the Gibson
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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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An awesome atmosphere and for a great cause. Both legendary bands, Los Lobos and Los Tigres del Norte, performed and had the arena dancing. Los Lobos played a mixture of Rock n Roll to rancheras, ending with their mega hit "La Bamba." Los Tigres played a mixture of new and old songs from "La Banda del Caro Rojo", "La Puerta Negra" to their more recent work; a cumbia happy feet dance song called "La Manzanita." The show did not disappoint!!!
Today, at MALDEF National Headquarters, Latin Music legends Los Tigres del Norte announced the group’s participation in an upcoming benefit concert supporting MALDEF’s “Truth in Immigration” campaign. In partnering with MALDEF for the Truth in Immigration Campaign, Los Tigres del Norte will continue to spread messages of hope and inspiration to millions of Latinos in the United States and throughout the world through the group’s evocative, chart-topping and critically acclaimed music.
MALDEF’s Truth in Immigration Benefit Concert will feature Los Tigres del Norte along with Los Lobos and will be held at the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk in Universal City on September 28, 2010. MALDEF’s Benefit Concert will serve as a grassroots community education companion event to complement MALDEF’s ongoing Truth in Immigration Campaign. Proceeds from the Benefit Concert will be donated to the Campaign. MALDEF’s ongoing legal fight to permanently block Arizona’s anti-immigration law known as SB 1070 is a major component of the Truth in Immigration Campaign.
MALDEF’s Truth in Immigration Campaign seeks to influence the policy outcomes involving immigration reform by disseminating accurate and positive messages about our current immigration system and contributions of Latino immigrants in the United States. Through this Campaign, MALDEF helps to ensure that legal and factual inaccuracies about Latinos and other immigrants are quickly and soundly dispelled. The Campaign also raises funds to support MALDEF’s educational missions and litigation efforts related to protecting the rights of immigrants.
With the Truth in Immigration Benefit Concert, MALDEF will partner with world-renowned artists like Los Tigres del Norte and Los Lobos to bring a message of humanity and hope through music to concert-goers and supporters. Winners of five GRAMMY and five Latin GRAMMY Awards, Los Tigres del Norte is a creative social force and a prominent voice of social conscience within Latin music. Los Lobos are a three-time Grammy Award winning American Chicano rock band with influences from rock and roll, Tex-Mex, country music, folk, R&B, blues, and traditional Spanish and Mexican music such as boleros and norteño.
The New York Times hails Los Tigres del Norte as “[Regional Mexican] music’s greatest statesmen… Los Tigres sell millions of records, regularly top Billboard’s Latin charts and draw tens of thousands of fans to stadiums… In short, they are among the most popular acts in Latin music today”. In fact, with more then 500 recorded songs to their credit, Los Tigres del Norte have sold over 35 Million albums worldwide – while notching 21 #1 albums and more than 50 #1 singles. Originally hailing from Sinaloa, Mexico and comprised of brothers Jorge, Hernán, Edurado, and Luis Hernandez, plus cousin Oscar Lara, the band has continually chronicled the real-life stories of love and hardship experienced by the immigrant community – with many of the tales passed on directly by their fans. Their gritty realism and plain-spokenness led Billboard magazine to call Los Tigres the world’s “most influential Regional Mexican band – widely viewed as the voice of the people.”
Los Tigres del Norte has received multiple GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY awards, and was awarded the Latin Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007. Demonstrating their continued standing at the forefront of the genre, Los Tigres has actually won the last four consecutive GRAMMY Awards for Best Norteno Album, while both their most recent album “La Granja” and its title track/first single again topped the charts at #1.