The inaugural Bésame Mucho Competition is coming to Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Saturday, Dec. 3 and it is equally nostalgic for fogeys and tíos as it’s for the youthful Latino crowd.
The eclectic lineup caters to those that hearken to a little bit of all the things — from regional Mexican, cumbia and merengue to rock en Español — and it is all packed into this single-day occasion that performs out throughout three phases: The Rockero, Las Clásicas and Te Do you want Pop? (You Like Pop?) phases.
With its stacked, multigenerational roster, it isn’t shocking that this pageant has caught the eye of various age teams of Latinos and rapidly sold-out after being introduced. There may be at present a wait record choice at besamemuchofestival.com for these nonetheless hoping to attain tickets.
For these which are going, we have damaged down a number of the acts representing one of the best of the distinguished genres, the dwelling legends and identified the place the mosh pits is likely to be.
Rock in Spanish
When the mid-’80s explosion of rock en Español hit in Mexico Metropolis, Caifanes was there. By infusing completely different palettes of texture—new wave, post-punk, goth, and synth-pop—Caifanes, in flip, grew to become one of many main Mexican rock ‘n’ roll pioneers. Shortly after the fast world rise, the band known as it quits in 1995, however reformed in 2011. The rockers will most likely play a few of its greatest hits, together with “Afuera,” “Viento” and “No Dejes Que.” When you’re a devoted fan of The Smiths, The Treatment and even Morrissey, that is the place you may have to be.
For greater than 1 / 4 century, the quartet has been on the forefront Latin different music. Fashioned within the outskirts of Mexico Metropolis, Café Tacvba’s 1994 album, “Re,” outlined a pivotal second within the rise of rock in Latin America, with the mere give attention to pop ballads, punk rhythms and corrido lyricism. The USA has Foo Fighters and Pink Sizzling Chili Peppers; Mexico has Café Tacvba.
For greater than 20 years, singer-songwriter Julieta Venegas has been one of the vital famend Latinas in rock en Español. However effortlessly, the Lengthy Seashore-raised artist has jumped into new domains like different pop to experiment with new sounds. Just lately, Venegas collaborated with rising famous person Unhealthy Bunny on “Lo Siento BB:/,” the catchy reggaeton ballad that is amassed over 600 million on-line streams.
Get within the Pit
Tijuana, Mexico ska punk band Tijuana No! was influenced by punk rock greats like The Conflict, Lifeless Kennedys and Intercourse Pistols. Fashioned by keyboardist and vocalist Ceci Bastida, the band represents one of the best of conventional Mexican music and punk, writing primarily concerning the inequalities of being Latino and indigenous. Although the band has been on hiatus since 2002, some unique members will reunite at Bésame Mucho.
Inspector is one other ska act that may have you ever dancing or skanking within the pit. Fashioned in 1995, Inspector blends Mexican pop with ska and reggae music. The group has been part of the mid-’90s music motion avanzada regia that gave rise to pop-rock acts in Monterrey, Mexico since its conception. Throughout the motion, Inspector accomplished a number of excursions by way of Latin America, incomes them a Lo Nuestro Award for Finest New Group.
One of the symbolic Mexico Metropolis-bred ska bands, Panteón Rococó is extra than simply lyrics and a great reggae beat to skank to. Since its begin within the ’90s, Rococó has sung concerning the highs and lows of Mexico, the Tlatelolco bloodbath and the killings in Chiapas. And whereas some tracks like “La Dosis Perfecta” and “Vendedora de Caricias” had been launched in 1999, the messages are nonetheless related right this moment. This yr marks the twenty fifth anniversary of the group and it additionally celebrated changing into the primary Latin American band to fill the biggest stadium in Mexico Metropolis in 2022, performing for 20,000 followers at Enviornment de la Ciudad de México.
The blue Angels
Hailing from Iztapalapa, a area in Mexico Metropolis, Los Ángeles Azules are the true ambassadors of cumbia. The six-sibling Mexican troupe started in 1980 and did not discover success internationally till 1997. The Azules are famously identified for singing traditional Colombian cumbias whereas offering a Mexican twist. Hits corresponding to “El Liston de tu Pelo” earned the group its first No. 1 on the Billboard Regional Mexican Airplay chart.
The Northern Tigers
Los Tigres del Norte is a famend norteño group that began as nomad musicians in Mexico and went on to turn out to be one of the vital distinguished teams inside their style. Collectively for almost 40 years, the group consists of brothers Jorge, Hernán, Eduardo and Luis Hernández and their cousin, Óscar Lara. Their ballads usually element the historic and political climates that sympathize with the immigrant expertise. The group has produced over 50 albums, incomes 5 Grammy awards and 7 Latin Grammys.
Ramón Ayala, referred to as the accordion king, has lengthy been steeped in conventional norteño music. Ayala’s profession spans 50 years and he is acquired six Grammy nominations, produced greater than 100 albums and created a legacy as one of many leaders of corrido ballads. The 76-year-old performer suffered some well being issues earlier this yr, however returned to the stage to headline at Pacific Amphitheater in Costa Mesa in August.
Widespread Latin Pop
When “Suavemente” performs at any gathering, it causes a dash to the dance flooring. Elvis Crespo, the Puerto Rican artist who was instrumental in bringing merengue and tropical to the mainstream market, gifted a music that stands the take a look at of time in Latin America. Since 2022 marks the twenty fifth anniversary of the beloved traditional, there is no higher time to catch Crespo in motion, as everybody within the crowd will both be singing, dancing or crying — or presumably doing all three directly.
The ’90s pop-rock band from Mexico Metropolis, liable for the hits “Así Es La Vida” and “Ángel,” will certainly set the tone for some lighthearted enjoyable. After profitable a 2005 Latin Grammy for its self-titled album, the group has toured with the likes of Shakira and Maná. Each the youthful and older generations will certainly be united throughout this efficiency.
kiss me loads pageant
When: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3
The place: Dodger Stadium, 1000 Vin Scully Ave., Los Angeles
Tickets: This pageant is at present offered out. Followers can be a part of the wait record at besamemuchofestival.com.