They Danced the Famous Merengue
A local music joint curated by long-time Burque jazzer Tom Guralnick continues to host heady and hellaciously hep shows. This week, the folks over at Outpost Performance Space present a concert by two of the scene's most uniquely innovative ensembles. Lone Piñon is mixing it up with Frontera Bugalú on Saturday, April 7, beginning at 7:30pm. Lone Piñon has done much to bring a state of sustainable vitality to the musical traditions found in northern New Mexico and the trio—Jordan Wax (fiddle, accordion, vocals); Greg Glassman (guitar, jarana huasteca, vocals); and Noah Martinez (guitarrón, quinta huapanguera, tololoche, bajo sexto)—put on performances that are full of power and passion. Similarly, Frontera Bugalú—Kiko Rodriguez (voz, letra, acordeón, composición, arreglos); Tania Rodriguez (voz, letra); Joel Osvaldo (composición, arreglos, piano); Julio Salgado (guiro); Michael Nelson (drums); Etzel Martinez (congas)—artfully explore the roots of Latino music in a Postmodern setting. ¡A ponemos chancle, carnales! The show begins at 7:30pm and tickets range from $15 to $20 to an all-ages audience. (August March)
Saturday April 7, 2018
Albuquerque, NM 87106
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Musicians from northern New Mexico and El Paso play traditional music that embraces the crossroads of regional Latin music.
An acoustic trio from Northern New Mexico, Lone Piñon celebrates the diversity of their region’s cultural roots, performing on violin, accordion, guitar, jarana huasteca, quinta huapangera, bajo sexto, guitarrón, tololoche and vocals in Spanish, English, and Nahuatl. Part of a new generation of musicians who embrace the crossroads of New Mexico cultures and its musical landscape, the band has revived and updated the Chicano string band style that once flourished in New Mexico, performing dozens of dance forms from polkas and chotes, to virtuosic Mexican huapango and son calentano, to classic borderlands conjunto. Onstage, they cluster around a single microphone and play with a contagious energy. Their sound, though rooted in the past, is undeniably current. Performing together since 2012, Lone Piñon features Jordan Wax (fiddle, accordion, vocals); Greg Glassman (guitar, jarana huasteca, vocals); and Noah Martinez (guitarrón, quinta huapanguera, tololoche, bajo sexto). Founded by accordionist and composer Kiko Rodriguez in El Paso, Texas in 2011, Frontera Bugalú made its name by performing an energetic fusion of border folk and cumbia music. Masters of the “Border Sound”, their originality, combined with a traditional Mexican-American love for boleros, son, mambo and cumbia, has given rise to their underground “Pachuco” sound. Frontera has opened for groups such as Calle 13 and Inspector, and just released their second album, Alma de Jaguar, in which they retain their signature sound while stretching into a new direction. Marking an evolution in their music, they continue to pursue signature themes of immigration, revolution, environmentalism, and more and the new album represents an encapsulation of the diaspora of Latin music in the southwest. Frontera Bugalú is Kiko Rodriguez (voz, letra, acordeón, composición, arreglos); Tania Rodriguez (voz, letra); Joel Osvaldo (composición, arreglos, piano); Julio Salgado (guiro); Michael Nelson (drums); Etzel Martinez (congas).