This party is going to be multiple varieties of bananas. Argentine cumbia villera pioneers Damas Gratis, Colombian duo Bomba Estereo, Mexico’s top soundboy Toy Selectah, and yours truly with special guest vocalist Jahdan Blakkamoore, raising temperatures down in Monterrey Mexico on Saturday May 29th. ¡¡Puro fuego!! also on the bill: Instituto Mexicano del Sonido, Sonidero Nacional, etc….. BOOM.

For those who don’t know about Damas Gratis’ explosive populist power, read up: my 2008 Fader cumbia article involves careening around Buenos Aires w/ Damas Gratis leader Pablo Lescano. One of the songs he played in his S.U.V was The Kumbia Queers cover of Bronco’s “Que No Quede Huella”. Lots of groups version this one, it’s a nu-classic about love, pain, and forgetting.

[audio:Kumbia Queers – Que no Quede Güeya.mp3]

Kumbia Queers – Que No Quede Güeya

& the original from norteño band Bronco

[audio:Bronco – Que No Quede Huella.mp3]

Bronco – Que No Quede Huella


& note the poster’s fine print: children under 5 get in free – amazing!

Bueno pues, nos vemos en Monterrey! Somebody say fire?


  1. I’m sure it’s going to be a great night, but you will not see the regular Damas Gratis’ crowd: villera concerts have thousands of people and really cheap tickets. For 300 pesos it will be more like local scenesters who have never seen a villera concert.

    I really want to hear what music are you playing now, with this recent cumbia discoveries. Saludos desde Monterrey.

  2. DG just played in Queens, NYC — $40! expensive tickets, about 500 people… but yeah, I know what you mean, I spent the night with Pablo Lescano in outer Buenos Aires and it was insane, 1000 kids at every venue going crazy.

    that said, I can’t wait to check out Monterrey!!

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