Last Thursday marked the 25th anniversary of a great loss, that of Kurt Cobain, a loss to his generation and the music world in general. Having teens in my household at the time, it seemed the world of free expression in the form of underground music had come to an abrupt end. The New York Times wrote a very rich article with recommendations for reading about the legend and also shared some tremendously inspiring videos that made me understand even fuller what my children were talking about. See the New York Times article for more:
Friday night at Babel Bar I enjoyed Diego Mateos on guitar and Nacho Flores playing guitar, mandolin, bazooki and Arabian Oud and beautiful belly dancer Aisha Santy—a fabulous show to be repeated only once more this season.
At the Olas Altas Market on Saturday Moruno played the big stage for four hours with guest violinist, Carlos Rodríguez. That was a real treat reminding me of the early days when Osmar Esquivel (now of Gato Negro in Leon) played with them. Carlos is a wonderful addition to their already marvelous sound.
Having spent a fun afternoon at the movies with friends, I finished my Sunday at Cuates y Cuetes and there they were again! With Oscar Terrazas on sax it was a whole different show. What a treat to hear so much variety from them in such a short time!
The movie I saw with musical friends from Media Luna and Tajín, was filmed in Puerto Vallarta and, indeed, was quite entertaining! I loved the music of Los Enanitos Verdes from the 90’s Latin Rock era.
Speaking of Media Luna they have only two more shows this season at Incanto before heading out for summertime pursuits. You don’t want to miss their exciting and energetic Latin Fusion music. This Thursday, April 11 and the following Thursday, April 18 at 7:00 PM they will entertain us with their full band and remarkable music. Colombian Guilio Urango on accordion will be their special guest! (Incantovallarta.com for tickets)
There is also still time to catch the fabulous fiery flamenco music of Tatewari at Incanto with guest vocalist the lovely and talented Perla Alarcón on April 13 at 8:00–probably the last such show this season.
Music has such a profound influence on our lives, don’t let opportunities to hear the best Puerto Vallarta has to offer slip by!
For further details, see my website: vallartasounds.com