WEDNESDAY AT 8 PM
El Tri: Las Piedras Se Vuelven a Encontrar
San Jose Civic.
Doors open at 7:00pm.
This concert will mark the history of music worldwide. Why? Not just any singer or band can boast 50 years of an impeccable artistic career, in which their albums, song and concerts all have been appreciated by millions and millions of people.
Alex Lora is undoubtedly the most emblematic figure of Mexican Rock ‘n Roll that has been given to the history of Art and Culture. The only one of his kind that since he picked up a guitar has never stopped his Rock ‘n Roll. He is the artist that has identified with several generations ever since he appeared in the musical scene, simply because his songs are the perfect reflection of the universal feeling of a town; a nation; a continent. He is loved and admired not only in Mexico, but throughout the Americas.
Three Souls in my Mind (Tres Almas en mi Mente) is the name of the legendary group, founded by Lora, that became known in the late 60’s and is simply the pioneering group of Rock ‘n Roll in Spanish.
In 1971 he participated in the Avandaro Festival where he gathered more than 200,000 young people near Mexico City. It was a massive event in which the best bands in the country participated, and in which Mexican Rock ‘n Roll was demonized and therefore completely repressed and marginalized. Alex Lora, as a tireless engine of musical creativity and an inexhaustible defender of the genre, was not discouraged by this. On the contrary, it gave him greater strength and along with other groups, took refuge in the outskirts of Mexico City, where he carried out gigs in clandestine places such as warehouses and abandoned properties to which they called “Hoyos Funkys” (Funky Pits).
In his early days, when Mexican radio listened to rock ‘n roll, most famous songs in English translated into Spanish, he composed his songs in English language. It was not until his third album that he decided to compose in Spanish so that all his public or “la banda”, as he call them, would connect, rather than just understand, the message of each one of his songs.
That was what really gave an identity to the genre composed in Mexico and what made it become a staple within young people.