by Marvin Ramírez and the news services of El Reportero
This week San Francisco dressed in Cañambuco and Fritanga with the music of a Nicaraguan musical group whose mix of rhythms and names of their songs is already causing musical and cultural sensation internationally.
On a long tour of several US states, Grammy nominees, La Cuneta Son Machin made a stop in San Francisco as part of a tour of several California cities, at a concert on Wednesday, Feb. 7 at Slim’s, after they had a presentation on Monday, Feb. 5 at Harlow’s in Sacramento.
In an interview full of flavor and curiosity in the TV studios of El ReporteroTV, the actress and presenter, Vicky Contreras, drew from two of its members – the singer, Carlos Guillén, ‘Bean’, and the bassist, Augusto Mejía, the sentiment and mission of the group, and excited them to play two of their successes in the studio. (The interview will air at the elreportero-TV.com and shared on social media).
Unfortunately, the other members (the other three) could not attend the interview, since they are going to rent they were damaged on the way to the studio, having them to stay to unload and load their luggage and instruments.
The US tour includes the states of California, Colorado and Texas. In California they will perform in several cities, including Orange County, Santa Cruz, San Diego, where they will open the Los Angeles Blues tour.
The group La Cuneta Son Machin is a group of Nicaraguan musicians that since 2009 proposed the fusion of popular music from Nicaragua and Latin America with new musical trends such as rock, ska, hip hop and funk, thus creating a project musical and audiovisual that has generated a great impact in the Central American musical art.
Two of its five members are part of the Mejía Godoy family, a family of internationally renowned artists, which for three generations has come here in the role of popular and social music, with Carlos and Luis Mejía as main figures. Godoy, two singer-songwriters and ambassadors worldwide of Nicaraguan music.
Currently “La Cuneta”, whose penultimate album Mondongo was nominated for the Grammy in 2016, is one of the most important Central American bands with the greatest international projection. The group released its new album, Cañambuco on May 19, 2017 worldwide.
Panamanian cinema to reach national public schools
For the second time, the Panalandia Poor Film Festival will reach five public schools in the country, from February 27 to March 3, with film screenings and appreciation classes on the seventh art.
‘This means that they (the teachers) will be able to use cinema as a tool to teach their children,’ audiovisual producer Said Isaac, director of the event, explained to the press.
Isaac stated that as part of the sample of winning films in previous editions, there will be an exchange of opinions between teachers and students.
He said that this year, Panalandia will be simultaneously present in several cities of the national territory such as David, Boquete, and Volcán, in the western province of Chiriquí; Penonomé, in the central Coclé, and Colón, in the homonymous region, as well as including open-air screenings and live music.
Of the 172 productions registered, 112 national and 43 Central American films were pre-selected, because ‘the Festival is interested in how the stories are told, what the themes are and if the story is their own’, explained the coordinator of the juries Nyra Soberón.
Latin Pop-Rock Groups Los Enanitos Verdes & Hombres G
Two of the most iconic Latin pop-rock groups from the 80’s and 90’s, Enanitos Verdes and Hombres G, announced today they will bring their “Huevos Revueltos” Tour to the United States this June. The 14-date tour, produced by Live Nation and Frías Entertainment, will kick off June 1 in Las Vegas, NV and include a run of theaters and arenas across the country. The groups will perform at famous venues across the U.S. including the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, on June 2, The Masonic in San Francisco on June 3.
Originally from Mendoza, Argentina, Enanitos Verdes is a legendary pop-rock group for generations of fans throughout Latin America, with a great musical history full of awards, nominations and prestigious recognitions in multiple countries throughout their career.
Hombres G is a Spanish band formed in 1983 and is undoubtedly one of the most prominent groups of the 80s and 90s in Ibero-America.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, February 9 at 10am local time at LiveNation.com.