Support Our Musical Tradition in Puerto Vallarta

Music & Sounds of the Sea

Christie Seeley


Wow! A stellar performance by Media Luna Saturday night at Los Bambinos Trattoria! Their new show is out of this world. It was such a privilege to be there! Maestro David Mendoza joined with electrifying violin; composer/singer Mauricio Zavala introduced his excellent new piece, Hasta que Este Mundo Caiga; and Luis Badillo delighted us on bass and voice to round out this delicious musical treat! Brothers Caleb Cabrera Ceballos and Jair Cabrera, and cousin Gibran Cabrera are Media Luna! The Morales brothers of Los Bambinos were hosts of this unique show. It will repeat on selected Saturdays throughout the season! See them Sunday at Babel Bar and Tuesday at Incanto Cabaret Theater.


Talented local flamenco group Tatewari celebrated 13 years together this month! These young men who grew up together in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle are celebrating thirteen years of a successful career here in the Banderas Bay area! Many of us know them from their performances at Cuates y Cuetes and other venues here in Puerto Vallarta as well as those in their hometown, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle. Their first international tour punctuated this year in September, where they enjoyed much admiration in the communities they entertained in Western Canada.


Several of our incredibly talented groups here in Puerto Vallarta are now in their teens. The exciting Gypsy Rumba/Latin Fusion group, Media Luna, founded by brothers Caleb and Jair Cabrera, have thrilled listeners since 2014. Moruno, the exceptional Mediterranean and jazz manouche group—Nacho Flores and Diego Mateo—was also founded in that year. The Morales Brothers are known as Los Bambinos as they also began their careers at an early age. They are famous for their great harmonies and interpretation of popular music from the 1970s and Latino favorites and even have a popular restaurant and venue, a great achievement at their young age.


These enterprising young musicians who have made their way from playing in the streets and cafes are now are playing well-known venues to enthusiastic crowds of dedicated fans. All of them agree that it is essential to support and encourage young talent for the proliferation of great music in the area to continue. An opportunity is coming up soon at a local music festival. As part of the program, organizers offer an opportunity for young musicians to compete on any instrument they chose to encourage them to continue to pursue their studies. There is even prize money provided to three finalists. If you know of any upcoming young stars you think may be interested, you can get more information on this at my website Registration is simple, and there are no costs involved.


Let’s all keep listening and supporting the music of Puerto Vallarta that brings us such an abundance of joy!


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