Celso Piña, Gina Madrid @ The New Parish, Oakland [20 January]

Celso Piña, Gina Madrid


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The New Parish
1743 San Pablo Ave, Oakland, California 94612
Saturday, Jan 20th, 2018
The New Parish
Oakland, CA
$26 ADV / $30 DOS / Age 18 And Up

Celso Piña
«The Accordion Rebel»

Singer, composer, professional accordionist and arranger.
Genre: Cumbia, tropical, sound and vallenato.

Celebrates 30 years of successful artistic career.
Artistically the musical legend arose more than 25 years ago at Cerro de La Campana in Monterrey. Celso Piña works with tropical rhythms as a base, combining them with all kinds of popular genres from trova, son, hip-hop, ballenato, blues, rock, rumba, danzón, cumbia and bolero.

He is considered one of the best musicians of Mexico and Latin America, is also known as «El Rebelde del accordion» or also as «Cacique de la Campana».

His story…
Celso Piña was born on April 6, 1953 in Barrio Nuevo Repueblo, south of Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico.

Piña began playing regional music for a long time accompanied by his brothers Eduardo, Rubén and Enrique, together they gave serenades in the neighborhood to all the girls of the block.

It was in the year 1980 when Celso Piña bought his first accordion to enter the world of vallenata music, with long hours of rehearsal and effort, in the popular colony Independencia, south of the city of Monterrey, Mexico. For this area where lived a long time has a cumbia called Mi colonia Independencia, which is located in the populous area of ​​Cerro de la Campana in Monterrey.

In the mid-1980's they decided to change their musical style and began playing tropical music. After listening to the illustrious Aníbal Velásquez and Alfredo Gutiérrez during a taped dance, they decided to enter fully into the vallenata music, and thus formed their own band Celso Piña and his Ronda Bogotá.

Celso Piña is an autodidact of the accordion, his style formed him only by playing and rehearsing time and time again. Of its first beginnings, there are several cumbias such as «cumbia de la paz», «Oye mi cumbia», «Cumbia Campanera», «Como el viento» and the very famous «La piragua».

In the last decade of his career, Celso has been experimenting with rhythms and fusions of music from various countries, accompanied by friends and fellow artists such as, Café Tacuba, Control Machete, Bacilos, El Gran Silencio, Julieta Venegas, Ely Guerra, Benny, Lila Downs, Alex Lora, Lupe Esparza, Eugenia León, Aleks Syntek, Gloria Trevi, Laura León, Natalia Lafourcade, Nicho Hinojosa, Flaco Jiménez, Alejandro Markovich, Sargento García, among many others. With this incursion to the fusion of genres has obtained many recognitions, of the people and the means of communication.

Over 30 years he has recorded more than 28 albums.

GINA MADRID — ginamadrid.com
Gina Madrid formerly Raw-G, Born and raised in Guadalajara Mexico. She brings her own distinct cross-cultural, multi-lingual, politically charged Hip-Hop to the Bay Area music scene captivating audiences with her passionate and aggressive performances.

Gina Madrid left Mexico and moved to Oakland California in 1999, where she learned english by translating Hip-Hop lyrics from 2pac, The Fugees, and KRS-1.

Gina Madrid developed an engaging, insightful, social conscious flow that challenges our musical and gender preconceptions of Hip-Hop culture.

She has performed with artists such as Natalia Lafourcade, Ozomatli, La Mala Rodriguez, Ana Tijoux, Jarabe De Palo, Ghostface Killah, Mobb Deep, DJ Premier, KRS-One, Rakim to name a few. She is definitely one the most exciting MC's to come out of Oakland California and an artist to keep an eye on. Her EP 'Esperanza' released July 14, 2015. This project contains collaborations with Gift Of Gab of Blackalicious, DJ Shadow, Lila Rose and other Bay Area artists.
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