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Mexam?rica Por La Paz

Benefit concert for Latin@s Against the War in Iraq

Published on LatinoLA: March 13, 2003


Mexam?rica Por La Paz


Independent label Angelino Records presents Mexam?rica Por La Paz, a benefit concert for Latin@s Against the War in Iraq, a coalition of students, teachers, artists, and workers bringing together musicians, poets, and DJ?s from Mexico City, Tijuana, and East L.A. in solidarity for peace. The historic event takes place on Friday, March 28, at Self-Help Graphics & Art, 3802 Avenida C?sar Ch?vez, East L.A. $13 donation. 8 pm.

From Mexico City comes sonidero/sound maker Roco, singer-songwriter-shaman with Maldita Vecindad, debuting his DJ set, Cyber Pachukote Sound System, spinning revolutionary global dance music that influenced and established Maldita Vecindad as one of Mexico?s ? and the world?s - leading pioneering alternative Mexican rock bands. In collaboration with Roco will be VJ Leo Bondani premiering new video works.

From Tijuana, The Mexican Jumpin? Frijoles put a fresh new scorching spin on Mexican punk with a charismatic front man that actually understands the power of punk and how to deliver it. No over the-top clich?d angst posing here, just straight ahead gut wrenching rock and soul. East L.A. homeboys Union 13, a band from Boyle Heights, have managed to develop a devoted following locally, across the U.S., Mexico, and Europe the old fashioned way, consistent knockout concerts and recordings. A rare opportunity to experience the real thing up close. Local favorites Slowrider, are destined for greatness and glory with their heady mix of Latin hip hop, funky jazz and politics..

Original anti-war poems will be delivered by Yaotl (Aztl?n Underground), Teresa Covrrubias (singer-poet with seminal 80s E.L.A. punk band The Brat), Tijuana?s leading poet, Gerardo ?Border Gypsy? Navarro, activist, Antonieta Villamil, writer-performer Mixpe, next generation artist Rub?n G. Guevara III (L.A. High School for the Arts), writer-performer Monica S?nchez, and veteran Chicano Culture sculptor and head of Angelino Records Rub?n Funkahu?tl Guevara, singer-cofounder of the 70s Frank Zappa-inspired and produced Ruben & The Jets, and the 80s Chicano proto-rap group Con Safos, plus very special guests.

Proceeds from the event will also go for the future production of Mexam?rica II, a new collaborative CD featuring the artists that will be performing. The new CD will cement a cross cultural bridge and community begun with producer Guevara and Roco, along with Slowrider, Aztl?n Underground, Quetzal, Fussible/Nortec Collective (TJ), Los Illegals, Mercado Negro (TJ), Rub?n Mart?nez, Richard Montoya (Culture Clash), Gerardo Navarro (TJ), Nona Delichas (TJ), Blues Experiment, and Calavera on Mexam?rica I. Future concerts of Mexam?rica Por La Paz are planned for Tijuana and Mexico City.

FRIDAY MARCH 28, 2003 8 PM SHARP 300 STRICT CAPACITY

SELF-HELP GRAPHICS & ART
3802 AVENIDA C?SAR CH?VEZ
EAST LOS

$13 DONATION AT THE DOOR
MAIL DONATIONS TO:
CSO/LATINOS AGAINST THE WAR
511 ECHANDIA ST.REET L.A. CA 90033

Info: 213-489-2311
funkahuatl@azteca.net
produced by angelino records

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