HOCO Fest Day 2 - Latin Night

Sergio Mendoza y La Orkesta

Sergio Mendoza y La Orkestra: It’s a safe bet that most of us haven’t heard the term “Indie Mambo” to describe a group before now, because such a style simply did not exist until young Sergio Mendoza invented it in late 2009, in Tucson, Arizona. The impetus? Mendoza was participating in an annual benefit event held at the world famous Club Congress, called ‘The Great Cover-Up,’ and had chosen the legendary Cuban bandleader Perez Prado as his coveree, as the rules of the event dictated. But combining that influence, as well as Cumbia and other Latin styles, with psychedelia-tinged rock music proved to be a formula that was extremely palatable, nay – savory, to Arizona music fans and Mendoza’s fellow musicians.


Flamenco will never be the same. That’s more or less what purists said about the celebrated Spanish traditional style back in the eighties when the Gipsy Kings parlayed their mastery of it into pop stardom. Thanks to them, the boundaries of this kind of music have broadened considerably, accommodating artists like Ottmar Liebert and other pioneers of the new “flamenco fusion” sound. Add young Tesoro to this list. They’re that good. Luckily, for now anyway, Tucson is their home. Even if you don’t get out much you’ll likely find Tesoro irresistible. If you’re a seasoned veteran of the local nightlife, you’ve probably crossed paths with these hard-working and immensely talented performers. If you’ve seen our Tesoro Flamenco before, you know the deal: you relax and enjoy the elegant performances of the band, the Tesoro Dancers (who have achieved considerable notoriety in their own right) and an overall ambience and build up of high energy flamenco rock.


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HOCO Fest Day 2 - Latin Night with Camillo Lara, Gabriel Sullivan & Taraf de Tucson, Tesoro, justin valdez

Friday, August 30 · Doors 7:00 PM at Club Congress

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