When Sergio Mendoza, multi-instrumentalist of Calexico group and leader of the big band mambo speed Y La Orkesta meets the charismatic Salvador Duran, Tucson atmosphere to the insured revisits Mexican indie Mambo, Cumbia, Merengue, Mariachi Rancheras ... sometimes involving a touch of psychedelia or surf rock
Desert lovers, dark stories and western world, here comes the artist not to miss, as if the Tucson music came to you.
Sergio Mendoza Y La Orkestra, a big band mambo speed-indie that heats entire ballrooms! They perform their dynamic charm and panache highlighted by the showman resident group, the multi-talented Salvador Duran.
It started with a party in Tucson in 2009, for which Sergio Mendoza brings an orchestra of ten musicians. In the program, the directory of the mambo kings: Perez Prado. The pleasure of the musicians and the public is such that what was supposed to take place once reproduces and grows rich. The great Latin band revisits mambo, mariachi music, cumbias, rancheras songs, soul ... sometimes adding a touch of psychedelia and rock surfing..
Tucson, Arizona is the creative cauldron of a particularly vibrant music scene. So the relief Calexico called Sergio Mendoza Y La Orkesta, Marianne Dissard, Brian Lopez and Andrew Collberg. Such a great musical family now regrouped at Le Pop Musik, the four groups spearheading the new music scene in Tucson.
Showcase at SXSW 2012
Showcase at GlobalFest 2014 (NYC)
Showcase at Womex '14 (Santiago de Compostela)
Members : Sergio Mendoza (Voice, Guitar and Keys) // Salvador Duran (Maracas/Vocals) // Sean Rogers (Bass) // Jack Sterbis (Timbales) // Larry Lopez (Drums) // Marco Rosano (Sax/Accordion and Keys) // Joe Novelli (Lap Steel)