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La Cuneta Son Machin // San Francisco

La Cuneta Son Machin // San Francisco

Grammy Nominated Nicaraguan Cumbia-Alt Band La Cuneta Announce New Single, Album & Tour Dates

Grammy-nominated band offers a taste of Nicaragua. Listen to new album here!

Earshot Entertainment Presents:

Pasto Seco Band
La Inedita (Peru)
Hosted by Raw-G (Gina Madrid)
El Kool Kyle

Saturday, May 20th, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm
The New Parish, Oakland, CA
$20 ADV / $25 DOS / Age 18 And Up

New album!

La Cuneta, Nicaragua’s darling super-group of Cumbia Sobaquiao, released their second single, Cañambuco, which features legendary Nicaraguan Super-star Carlos Mejia Godoy.
The new single follows, “Báilalo,” first single released in April that is included in the fourth studio album, Cañambuco that is slated to be released, May 19th worldwide and will be supported with several shows in the U.S. and tours Europe and Japan in 2017.
Long recognized within Nicaragua as representing the new generation of Nicaraguan music, La Cuneta came to international prominence when their record “Mondongo” was nominated for a 2016 Grammy Award for Best Urban, Rock, or Alternative Album. The announcement of their upcoming release on Round Whirled Records comes as their popularity in Latin America is soaring.
“This record captures the spirit of modern Son Nica and Cumbia with a satirical twist that shows the Gueguense poetic trickster that lurks in every Nicaraguan song,” says Cañambuco’s 8-time Grammy-nominated producer Greg Landau. The album was mixed by Carlos Alvarez (Marc Anthony, Carlos Vives) and mastered by John Greenham (Los Tigres del Norte, Sam Smith).
Cañambuco, is the second single from the new album with same title available on all digital platforms. The first single is accompanied by a music video that will soon be released and an iTunes Latino free download with pre-order. It is also available on Spotify and everywhere else globally.
La Cuneta also announced US tour dates of May 13-28, along with the legendary Nicaraguan singer Carlos Mejía Godoy, recent recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Latin Grammys.  The tour hits five key Latino markets in the US, and is followed by a 9-country European tour from June 20 through July 24th .



Originally published by Oscar Palma at El Tecolote

To the rhythms of cumbia with folklore, culture, idiosyncrasies, wittiness and certainly a touch of Nicaraguan slang, La Cuneta Son Machin has earned the respect and pride of representing the Central American nation of Nicaragua in the upcoming Latin Grammy music awards.

Their album “Mondongo,” named after the popular Nicaraguan dish, has opened the door for their nomination of “Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album.”

“There is no pressure to win the award,” said marimba and timbale player Carlos Mejía, when asked about the expectations of the Nicaraguan people and the responsibility of putting his country on the map. “Happiness is in the simplicity of it all.”

It was in 2009 when the group formed in the Nicaraguan capital city of Managua. “The band was founded spontaneously, among friends, while we were playing for other artists,” said Mejía.

For a long time, the most important figures in Nicaraguan music were those singing of the revolution, of revolutionary Augusto César Sandino, and of the peasants fighting for their freedom.

The fact is that Nicaragua is one of the countries in Latin America that has gone through a revolution, which changed the mentality, perspective, and the way of seeing the world for the Nicaraguan people.

“As a child, I felt that I identified with this music,” said vocalist Carlos Guillén, who is known by many as “frijol” (bean).

The sound of the guitar, the vividness of the memories, the feeling of struggle and love for this music hasn’t been lost, yet it has evolved.

Although La Cuneta isn’t the first group to have an impact on the direction of Nicaraguan music, they have managed to fuse different Latino and Caribbean sounds, while never abandoning their patriotic and cultural roots.

“Many people don’t understand our lyrics,” explains Guillén, noting the highly particular vocabulary present in La Cuneta’s songs.

Keeping their culture alive through each one of their songs is one of the group’s major goals.

“Many youngsters view it contemptuously. But we managed to bring out what’s awesome about the music,” said Guillén, talking about the position they have taken as a group in presenting Nicaraguan culture to new generations.

La Cuneta has travelled and performed in countries such as the United States, El Salvador, Venezuela and Costa Rica, the last being where they participated in the International Festival of the Arts. This summer they are expected to start their first tour of Europe.

Currently, the group has released three albums: “El Zafarrancho,” “Amor Fritanguero” and “Mondongo,” the latter will be available for free with the purchase of a ticket to their next concert in San Francisco.

In addition to Mejía and Guillén, the other members of the band include Cesar Rodriguez, Augusto Mejia, Fabio Buitrago and Omar Suazo.

Read article on El Tecolote.

May 20 2017


Date: 05/20/2017
Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cost: £20
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