Artists all across the world are working on uniting and creating benefits worldwide to help rebuild México after a 7.1 earthquake hit on September 19th. LA Loves MX: A Benefit For The Earthquake In México will take place on November 18th at Zebulon in Los Angeles and is the first of many events they plan on doing to help México. The benefit was created by Mexican singer-songwriters, Amandititita and Ceci Bastida who live in LA.
In addition Amandititita and Ceci Bastida will perform at the benefit alongside Grammy winners, La Santa Cecilia, Tomasa del Real and special DJ sets by Toy Selectah and Ulises Lozano from Kinky.
Amandititita’s father was killed in the 1985 México City earthquake. Her father, Rodrigo González, known as Rockdrigo was a musician and singer-songwriter who founded the ‘Movimiento Rupestre’, a voice-and-guitar folk music scene in México in the early 80’s.
“The situation in México is a lot more serious than what you see in the news. There are more people that have been affected and a lot more that will need to be rebuilt. This situation is an emergency, distance doesn’t exist when you can help from wherever you are. The donations raised will be donated directly to Diego Luna & Gael Garcia Bernal’s campaign, Ambulante. We chose to donate to their campaign because we have trust in them and know that the funds raised will get to those affected by the earthquake”, said Amandititita.
One hundred percent of the profits from this event will go to help rebuild México. LA Loves MX will take place at Zebulon located at 2478 Fletcher Ave in Los Angeles. November 18th. Tickets are $20 available here http://bit.ly/2z1PxO6 and $25 at the door.
For more information about Ambulante.org visit: https://www.ambulante.org
About the artists performing:
La Santa Cecilia
La Santa Cecilia is a Mexican-American band based in Los Angeles, California who play a blend of many forms of music, including cumbia, bossa nova, and boleros. The name La Santa Cecilia is based upon the patron saint of musicians, Saint Cecilia. For their full-length studio album, Treinta Días, the group won a Grammy Award for Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album in 2014.
Born and raised in Tijuana and now living in Los Angeles, Ceci Bastida joined the iconic Mexican ska-punk band Tijuana NO when she was just 15 and became one of the first women to rise in the ranks of contemporary Latin rock. She spent eight years as part of the touring band of acclaimed singer Julieta Venegas, including a featured role in her 2008 MTV Unplugged special. Bastida embarked on her solo career in 2006 with the ep Front BC, and in 2010 released Veo La Marea (I See the Tide), the album earned her a Latin Grammy nomination. Her solo album, La Edad de la Violencia (The Age of Violence) was produced by Luke Top (Fool’s Gold) & XXXChange (Spank Rock). Her latest album, an EP featuring collaborations with Aloe Blacc, Mexican Institute of Sound, Spoek Mathambo, and Mariel Mariel “Sueño” is out with Nacional Records. Bastida is also a member of the all-star band Mexrrissey, a Mexican homage to the songs of Morrissey and The Smiths. Their debut album was released in spring 2016.
Amandititita is a Mexican singer-songwriter whose debut album “Reina de la Anarcumbia” was released in 2008. Her music style “Anarcumbia” is an urban blend of rock, reggae, rap, and traditional Mexican cumbia, with lyrics and characters that embody contemporary archetypes, irony, and dark humor. Amandititita became a media phenomenon with early hit songs “Metrosexual,” “La Muy Muy,” “La Mataviejitas,” and “La Guerra Televisa.” Her fourth album, Para Todos Todo, will be released at the end of this year.
Tomas del Real
Tomasa del Real is Chilean reggaeton artist who became a breakout star with songs like “Préndelo”, “La Vampira.” and her latest hit “Toto.” She has also been a featured rapper on tracks by a number of popular artists, including Adan Cruz and La Mafia del Amor. Founder of the NeoPerreo Collective, Tomasa has been touring all over the world gaining popularity in every city and festival she performs, her latest album “Bien y Mal” was highly acclaimed by media and press like Noisey, Vice, Warp and Remezcla.
DJ Set by Ulises Lozano from Kinky
Ulises Lozano, AKA “El Licenciado” is a Mexican musician, producer, engineer and DJ. He is a former member of the acclaimed international and multi-grammy nominated band Kinky. As a producer he has co-produced Kinky, Mexican Dubwiser, Amandititita, Tomasa del Real, among many others. He is a founding member of Kin Son Records. As a DJ, he is known for his energetic and explosive set of electronica and Latin influences.
The mix-master wizard for Monterrey’s Hip Hop en Español Pioneers Control Machete, created a whole new hybrid by mixing Mexican sound scapes with contemporary urban riddims. Lately he has been galloping the rural rhythms of Colombian-Mexican cumbias, hip-hop, breakbetas, and reggae creating his own trademark sound, live sound system, and band called Sonidero Nacional. For the last 8 years he has been traveling and DJing all around the world as: TOY SELECTAH!!!