Banda El Recodo Tickets
One of the most famous and popular Mexican folk music bands of all times, Banda el Recodo is coming to perform another exciting fusion of Mexican and German traditional music. Buy Banda el Recodo tickets and experience the musical and cultural blend that has been inspiring its listeners for more than seven decades.
Founded in 1938 under the direction of Lizárraga family, Bansa el Recodo is a Mexican Banda sinaloense group. The ensemble consists of four clarinets, three trombones, three trumpets, a bass drum with a cymbal on top, a tambora, a tarola, a tuba, a snare drum and two singers.
The history of Banda el Recodo goes back to Cruz Lizárraga in Mexico Sinaloa state who was inspired by region’s traditional music, a fusion of German and Mexican influences which was heavy on brass instruments, pounding drumbeats and marching rhythms. Lizárraga started playing clarinet disregarding the opposition of his family and in 1938 formed his band Banda el Recodo, named after his hometown. Initially a 16-piece ensemble that eventually grew to eighteen members, Banda el Recodo travelled all across the country promoting their music.
In 1940s, the band’s hit songs Sanson y Dalila and La Patrulla Americana delighted live audiences. In 1951, it signed with RCA victor and recorded two tunes Mi Adoracion and El Callejero. The first self-titled album released in 1958 became widely popular in the region catching attention of musical icons like Juan Gabriel and Jose Alfredo Jimenez. By 1980s, the ensemble was a regional phenomenon and in next ten years, with several modifications in line-up and music style, the band started gaining international recognition. 1995’s tour to Europe turned out to very successful earning the band critical acclaim with each performance. After the death of Cruz Lizárraga, his sons led the group making it a family tradition.
The band’s dream of making their sound heard all around the world came true in 2002. After successfully performing in Europe, America, Africa, the band took a tour to Australia and then Japan. Their memorable tour garnered them huge appreciation and a devoted fan following. The band was made Mexican goodwill ambassadors at the World cup in 2002.
Under the leadership of Lizárraga's sons, Joel and Alfonso, La Banda el Recodo kept forging ahead, successfully releasing albums in the new millennium and winning fans’ hearts all around the globe. In 2002, they released No Me Se Rajar as a tribute to great Vicente Fernánde. Same year the band collaborated with Emilio Estefan releasing album Por Ti that has influences of pop and tropical sounds. 2005’s album Hay Amor took the audiences back to the roots with a sound more traditionally Sinaloan and use of acoustic and brass instruments. This sound appealed to a lot of Mexican emigrants to the US who loved the sounds they had left behind. 2006 brought release of Mas Fuerte Que Nunca which mixed banda with cumbia and salsa producing a remarkable combination.
Over the years, the band has released numerous albums and hit singles selling millions of copies worldwide. According to Billboard, the band usually sells 20,000 copies per album. They were also regarded as Los Zetas’ leader Miguel Treviño Morales’ favorite band by Jesús Enrique Rejón Aguilar. Despite being more traditional, the band has collaborated with current Latin pop acts like Thalia and Paulina Rubio giving out memorable performances.
One of the group’s greatest accomplishments is winning a Latin Grammy for best Banda performance in 2000 for Lo Mejor de Mi Vida. Throughout the years, the band has influenced many generations of regional Mexican as well as Latin pop performers. Its perfect blend of German and Mexican influences creates an exciting musical and cultural fusion. The band has transcends the artificial boundaries between style, place and time. Buy Banda el Recodo tickets and enjoy the signature harmonies, magnificent horns and feverish percussion of Mexico’s most famous folk ensemble.
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