Spanish rock band Sombra (website: http://www.sombrarock.com ) has been nominated for their first ever Orange County Music Award or OCMA (website: http://www.orangecountymusicawards.com ). Sombra was nominated in the Best Latin Contemporary category after playing a showcase in January in front of a nominating panel. The winners will be announced at the OCMAs, which will be held on Saturday, March 27th, 8 P.M. at The Galaxy Theater in Santa Ana, California. Tickets are $20. This years nominees will not be performing. Bands that win this year will perform at the 2005 Awards.
The Orange County Music Awards have been put on for four years now and in 2004 the OCMAs introduced their first-ever Latin music categories. The categories are Best Latin Traditional and Best Latin Contemporary. The inclusion of Latin Music in the OCMAs demonstrates the extent that Latin music is influencing the music scene. Spanish Rock dominated the Best Latin Contemporary category. In addition to Sombra, fellow Spanish rockers Roxing Kafe and Etereo were nominated.
Sombra is a Southern California band of both Orange and Los Angeles County residents. They are a collaboration of individuals from different backgrounds but with the common bond of a strong passion for rock en Espanol. Their music blends alternative rock with classic rock and pop vocal influences for a refreshing and creative sound that combines the best of Spanish rock with beautiful harmonies. They are touring consistently in support of their new music and to further expand their fan base.
Camilo Arenivar is a freelance journalist who has written Spanish rock concert reviews for Voxmagazine.net as well as movie reviews for CurrentlyPlaying.com and various press releases.