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A magic Mexican home live performance – IndiePulse Music Journal

A magic Mexican home live performance – IndiePulse Music Journal


A excessive expertise home live performance adopted by an ear-splitting banda and. A magic evening of Mexican music

Saturday evening was Mexican musical magic .. We went to a personal home live performance, The Popdelia Classes, produced by Miguel Serrano, a pal by way of one other musician. He has not produced home live shows earlier than, however, why not? Regardless of a bit of last-minute scurrying round, and at the least one artist exhibiting up who was not on the schedule, and there have been solely two tiny lights for my video digicam to work with (sorry concerning the distinction), the ultimate outcome was a magic evening and a preview of two artists who simply would possibly change into rising stars.

The venue was a personal house referred to as Casa Tonatzin ( named after an Aztec mom goddess) occupied by Miguel Serrano and his girlfriend Abril within the Lakeside village of San Antonio Tlayacapan. They’d moved furnishings and pillows onto the spacious veranda, and unfold others across the equally spacious yard, simply accommodating the 52 individuals, three kids and one canine that comprised the viewers.


I like these sorts of neighborhood and music group home live shows since you by no means know, considered one of singers performing in entrance of the tip-box goes to sometime be a star. Miguel introduced us two predominant performers and a clutch of different artists. It was all good and two singers had been magic – I feel they’ve a shot at higher success.  

The primary, Raquel Denis mesmerized us together with her angelic voice and poignant lyrics in English and Spanish, incessantly launched with an emotional or joke about their creation. The 31-year outdated has simply began streaming and can launch her first album,  Matrilineal, Fall 2024!. The room – even the canine and kids – went whisper quiet whereas she sang as we held on each phrase and word. She had one thing to say and she or he was saying so superbly that she held us spellbound.

She was adopted by CAZO- the nom de music of Ana Sogon, who rocked the keyboard like a professional, singing authentic songs in Spanish and a bit of English. CAZO, who has an album out and a handful of songs on streaming platforms, kicked up the vitality a number of notches. She gave us 10 songs, all delivered with a voice curled with a smile and twinkle in her eye.

However I digress -the live performance opened with two guys,  Jahiro Carabajal of the native band Sacivan who gave us nice guitar enjoying and really emotional lyrics,  and Lemat, a cross between a standup comedian and a really pleased singer-songwriter. The live performance wrapped up with a duet of CAZO on vocals and keys and one of many Medeles brothers enjoying hooky from the Mariachi Actual de Ajijic on violin, adopted by instrumentalists who weren’t on this system and slipped by me.

The live performance ended early (for Mexico!) at 10 pm. Being gringos whose dinner hour is 6:30 pm we had been ravenous, so we made our approach three blocks to the San Antonio Tlayacapan Annual Fiesta searching for meals.  If in case you have by no means been to a village fiesta in Mexico, it’s a pleasure, excessive decibel sensory assault which might give and American insurance coverage firm a stroke.  The main target is the city plaza which is jammed with , and meals stands and recreation cubicles, together with ones by which 7-year-old children shoot air rifles with actual pellets at beer bottles.

The one-lane facet streets are jammed with a tilt-a-whirls, min-cars.  A Large two-story slides a merry-go-round, many children airplane rides,  bumper automobiles and a full-size Ferris wheel which in some way match right into a slim cobblestone avenue. On the entrance of the plaza on the primary avenue was an enormous coated stage, roomy sufficient for a full 20-piece banda band holding forth at 150 decibels, full with flaming torches, fireworks and a large digital display.

And it was packed – elbow-to- elbow jammed with pleased dancing, singing, consuming,  hugging, laughing individuals and canines and kids. We discovered a desk, chowed down on nice tacos and even higher sizzling canines with sauteed onions, and Mannequin Negro. We (slowly) toured the plaza, rocked out to the  ear-splitting music, met pals (it’s a small city) and went house stuffed with meals, beer and music. A magic Mexican music evening.

Patrick O’Heffernan



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