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Albert Zamora

with Tropa F

Friday, October 12
Show | 11pm // Doors | 8pm
$15 before 9pm // $20 after 9pm
ALBERT ZAMORA With the ever-expanding sound of Conjunto music, it might not be too unusual to hear a young accordionist talk about melding the accordion styles of Paulino Bemal and Steve Jordan. But spice that tradition with the funk/punk gyrations of the. Red Hot Chili Peppers and the metallic rage of Poison and you've got a sound that speaks more directly to the Latino youth today. As a singer, songwriter and accordionist for the Corpus Christi based group TALENTO, 25 year old Albert Zamora has found the key to creating a style that is exciting, youthful and powerfully defiant. For over 4 years, Zamora and his group have been driving audiences into dancing frenzies with his explosive accordion playing and the group's ability to interact with the crowd. "We never really plan anything out at our shows," Zamora says, "but, if the crowd responds to us, then we like to get things rowdy by responding with them." The group features a progressive conjunto line up - Milo Rivas on the Bajo Sexto, Manuel Ponce on Bass, Steve Perez on Drums, and Trino Martinez on Keyboards - but its the hard funk polyrhythms of Zamora's accordion and his distinctly melodic song writing that makes their sound instantly recognizable. Albert Zamora Y Talento are surely staking out their own claims to the new Conjunto sound armed with an electric blend of old and new ideas. Under the Hacienda record label since the groups creation, the group has released 10 albums with their most current being "No Puedo Quererte". This group is also one of the first Conjunto groups to release a full length concert video entitled "Albert Zamora Y Talento - Live in Monterrey." With many successful tours of Texas and Mexico, Albert Zamora Y Talento, recently entertained thousands of fans during their first California tour, with performances in Los Angeles, San Jose and Fresno. The world of Conjunto music is changing rapidly and Albert Zamora Y Talento are determined to lead the way.
LA TROPA F The Tejano group La Tropa F is comprised of members of the musical Farias family -- Joe (bajo sexto and vocals) David (lead vocals and accordion), Juan (drums), Jaime (keyboards), Jesse (bass) and Jesse Jr. (percussion). Already with several recordings under their collective belt, they signed to the Manny Music label in 1990, scoring their breakthrough hit with the chart-topping "Mil Noches." In 1992, La Tropa F won the "Best Local Conjunto" award at the first annual "Pura Vida" Hispanic Music Awards; a year later, they also won the committee's "Best Conjunto" award, that same year taking home "Conjunto of the Year" honors at the 13th Annual Tejano Music Awards. Their many recordings include 1994's Culturas, 1995's Hermanos Hasta El Fin, 1996's A Un Nuevo Nivel, 1997's Musica Sin Frontera and 1998's Desde el Corazon de Texas.