Saturday, October 6, 2012


                              LEAVING A MARK… A MUSICAL STORY 

Photos By Alejandro Di Esko

The majestic sound of the Mariachi is perhaps the most recognized of the tunes in Mexican folklore today. Corridos, rancheras, jarabes, sones jarochos, bandas, baladas and norteña music, all play an important role in the country’s rich musical history.

Latino Show Magazine prides itself in the talent of our Latino artists; however, due to the constraints of time and space, this issue will only highlight the current musical project of two of Mexico’s greatest musical ambassadors, Joan Sebastian and Pepe Aguilar and their US tour “Leaving a Mark…A Musical Story”.

Joan Sebastian and Pepe Aguilar’s most recent albums encompass a more traditional sound that reclaims the roots of Mexican music. Joan Sebastian, the man behind productions with the caliber of Vicente Fernández, Alejandro Fernández and Alicia Villareal, also known as The Poet of Juliantla, records again an album with mariachi-like characteristics in the album “Huevos Rancheros” (Rancher’s Eggs). In this new album, the five-time Grammy winner and seven-time Latin Grammy winner who obtained his first guitar at the age of 11 from a friend of his father, and who reached international recognition with his hit song “Sembrador de Amor” (Sower of Love) – a popular song during the 1978 Soccer World Cup - creates a fusion of Mexican genres with a mariachi sound that beyond fusion, sounds like traditional Mexican folklore.  “Huevos Rancheros” was released this year on April 8, the same day that Joan Sebastian turned 60.

Pepe Aguilar, son of singer Antonio Aguilar and actress Flor Silvestre, winner of seven Grammy awards, explores the roads of life in his most recent production “Más de Un Camino” (More Than One Road), the continuation to his previous work where through heartfelt verses, analyzes the different types of love, but this time around, implementing ranchero themes with the undisputed sound of Mariachi. Pepe Aguilar is an icon in the ranchero-pop genre, recognition reflected with the receipt of his own star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood, an honor that few Latinos artists have received.

The tour, “Dejando Huella…Una Historia Músical” began on the stage of the Izod Center in New Jersey. However, following that performance, problems with the performance dates in other cities gave way forcing a postponement of the tour until September 22nd of this year, the venue: Sprint Center of Kansas, U.S. Two greats of the Mexican music, united to bring the best of Mexico under one roof.

By Andrea Baquero
Executive Managing Director / Mireya Posada
Editor in Chief / Cesar Florez

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