Rock ‘n’ roll is rock ‘roll’ no matter where it’s created and, like most music, it transcends the limits of language. Rock band Enjambre, whose songs in español have been a favorite since their career took off in the early 2000s, recently decided to experiment with their creativity and pivoted their songwriting to English. Their endeavors have resulted in Ambrosia, a delightful 4-track EP highlighting the band’s ability to exceed any expressive limitations. Enjambre performs in Chicago this Thursday, February 17 at Concord Music Hall. Tickets are available here.
Enjambre was formed by brothers Luis Humberto and Rafael Navejas from Fresnillo, Zacatecas. Although the project started out with the name “Los Cuatro Fantasticos,” shortly after a move back to Mexico from California, they renamed the band Enjambre, and even though things weren’t easy, the band has shown resilience and the ability to push through any setbacks.
“The five members shared an apartment on the outskirts of the city and worked alternate jobs to pay for their expenses, managing to develop their musical career in parallel…”
With their poetic lyrics and powerful rock/pop sounds, the band began to develop a loyal following. Then, their album Daltónico was licensed in 2010 by EMI, allowing the band’s music to reach an even bigger audience, quickly establishing them as a band to be reckoned with.
The band is currently on tour and after this week’s show at Concord Music Hall (Feb 17, 2022) we’ll have a full interview with Luis Humberto, photos from the show, and a recap over on MANO Magazine.