Juarez Mexico Music
A wave of grief has set in in Juarez as residents gather to pay tribute to the death of the city's most famous singer, who linked the square to the capital's superstar venue. Dozens of people gathered at the site of Gabriel Haskin's death, just blocks from where he was scheduled to perform that fateful Sunday. Hundreds gathered outside his home on Sunday to celebrate Gabriel, and hundreds more gathered outside his home Monday morning.
Rodrigo Cardona was traveling to the Mexican city when the U.S. consulate in Ciudad Juarez twice postponed his visa date. Again directed by Wallis Blanke-Dieterle, Muni traveled through Mexico, exploring historical sites and learning as much as he could about Juarez.
With an insatiable thirst for fresh sounds, he scoured the remotest corners of the internet and somehow came across the neon-clad electro-punk rave siblings of Pretty Tambache. The couple began performing together as Pretty Tambaches and started partying in Juarez, which connected them to the wider scene. They were booked for shows in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and other major cities and the label was founded, but the core of both groups remained in Juarez.
The Mexican population is probably 70 percent, but I would say El Paso is basically just a "Mexican city. Juarez is home to many immigrants from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and other countries who have immigrated and are trying to go to the US to find work. There is influence everywhere, even if you usually meet people from Ju Suarez and El Paso.
In the 1910s and 1920s, the city played an important role in the trade of ammunition and weapons from Mexico to the USA for revolutionaries to the USA. In 1910, it was the largest border city in Mexico and as such had strategic importance during the Mexican Revolution.
Then - President Felipe Calderon declared war on the cartels in 2006 - Juarez became ground zero for turf wars and came top as the most dangerous city in the country, and has held that top spot ever since. Ciudadanos has been named the world's murder capital, and homicides are occurring at a rate of about 1,000 a day, more than any other city on the planet.
Nevertheless, rooted in love and ballads, Gabriel's music effortlessly crosses musical genres and singers actively collaborate, to name a few. With his outlaw narrative, it's easy to imagine him performing at the Grand Ole Opry, as Tejano did in Lubbock.
Kevin founded Mock Zuma in 2013 and has championed deconstructed bass music that captures the spirit of his young crew of young musicians. There were a few bands from Mexico that were pitching there and we told them about the band and they said immediately: "Let's do it! Santana's own crew, organized by his friend and co-founder Kevin "Mock" Martinez, is one of the most talented bassists on the Texas music scene.
At the border, he says, "If you can't tell the story of Juan Gabriel, you're not in Juarez. Gabriel was born into a struggling rural family and came to El Paso as an infant, where his mother sold food to make a living. While the disputed Chamizal strip, which is linked to Ciudadanos and El Salvador, would be considered neutral territory without flags on the summit, tensions between Mexico and the US have risen in recent years over the dispute.
On the night of his arrival, Hunter crossed the border and found work in the lobby bar, where he stayed for the next 13 years. For 30 years, he has lived mostly in West Texas, where the reigning "Blue King" of El Paso, Juan Gabriel, was born.
His dreams of studying music abroad were shattered, and Gabriel had no one to express the divisions that arose when neighboring New Mexicans stopped visiting Juarez because of the violence. Simply described, "Juarez," which was reissued in May and followed a month later by "El Paso," named after Allen's hometown in Texas, is the story of a US-Mexico border crossing.
On the long route from Cortez to Juarez, the second largest city in Mexico, Jabo and Blundie are on their way. " "Juarez" tells the story of a group of young men and women in their 20s and 30s who move from one part of the country to another in search of food, shelter and a better life.
Born Alberto Aguilera Paracuaro in Mexico, Juan Gabriel emigrated with his family at the age of just 2. Spanish conquistadors invaded Mexico and the music sounds like it was at home, Allen oscillating between the sounds of Juarez and Mexico City in the early 20th century. From a pounding history lesson on the history of the Spanish conquest of Mexico to a stomach-churning history lesson on the Mexican War of Independence to an epic story about the invasion of Spanish conquerors in Mexico - Allen takes the listener into a tender meditation on meaning and homeland.