Beats of salsa, flamenco, rock and Latin R & B will kick off as numerous bands play for one of New Mexico’s favorite holidays at 7 p.m. on May 5 at Santa Ana’s entertainment center.
Traditionally, Cinco de Mayo remembers Mexico’s victory over France in the 1862 Battle of Puebla.
The chart-topping Son by Four’s album was ranked No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Tracks for 20 weeks and enjoyed worldwide sales of more than 1.5 million copies. The band’s “tropical” musical style emphasizes the vocal prowess of the members.
Latin Grammy award winners La Mafia released another crossover hit with “Me Haces Falta” and “Push Push” from a 2001 album, “Inconfundible.” The Houston-based band sells out venues across the country, even holding the attendance record for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo at the Astrodome.
Latin crossover musicians Malo, El Chicano and Tierra have also been recognized on Billboard charts with “Sauvecito,” “Viva Tirado” and “Together,” respectively. All three came together on the recently released album, “Latin Legends Live.”
On Billboard charts, Esteban is one of a select few guitarists who carries the personal endorsement of legendary Spanish musician Segovia. He will be joined on stage with special guest Destino.
Tickets for the celebration are free. The pueblo is located on NM 550 west of I-25 at exit 242.