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LA TROPA F
American Grammy nominee and Three Latin Grammy nominations, along with Billboard Award Winners and multiple Tejano Music Award winnings, La Tropa F, the band has humbly come a long way as a Texas family oriented Tejano / Conjunto Band formed and fronted by The Farias Family. The band continues to extend the groups fan base by mixing a 3rd Generation to the group along with pillar members in the band that consist of Mr. Joe Farias Sr vocalist and bajo sexto — Jesse Farias Sr Bass — Jaime Farias Sr vocalist, keyboard, and accordion-Santos Aguilar on Drums and 3rd generation family member Jesse Farias Jr. as Lead vocalist who has also welcomed another 3rd generation member brother Anthony Farias to The Farias Family Band. The band has currently extended its branches to a new member and longtime relative Santos Aguilar as Drummer for La Tropa F. The band continues to be a house hold name in the United States and stronger than ever in Mexico providing high energy shows night after night from clubs to arenas that seat thousands of fans. This is not only a group of guys on a stage, but more importantly it is a family tradition that will only continue to grow.
Two-time GRAMMY winner Sunny Sauceda y Todo Eso have done it again, but this time with an «Implacable — relentless” attitude. Coming off of a GRAMMY nod in 2011 for his previous release “Camaleon” and after taking a short sabbatical to care for things on the home front they’re back with a hot new production.
After reviewing the album in its entirety San Antonio’s legendary journalist Ramon Hernandez commented, “I listen to an average of at least 20 new releases per month and this is by far the best production I’ve heard from someone in the Tejano genre in a couple of years. So be prepared to get blown away.”
“Como Me Haces Llorar” has an ultra-catchy cumbia beat with tricky tongue-twisting lyrics that have hit written all over the production. You’ll be having such a great time dancing to this one that there’s no way it’s going to make you cry.
— Carlos Alvarez (A&R, Azteca Records, LLC, VP, NARAS -TX Chapter Board of Governors) comments „Sunny continues to fuse traditional conjunto sounds with contemporary music rhythms. He Fuses a Los Bukis-type of cumbia sound with his Tejano cumbia groove setting a fusion for mass audiences to enjoy and dance to.
Sauceda adds “For this tune, what I did was, keep the Mexicano elements; the bajo sexto strumming and chord changes and styling the bass so the result people hear is a blend of conjunto, a hint of my rocker background and my Mexican roots”
Hernandez summarizes his full review by saying “don’t label or pigeon hole this compact into one music genre and category because it so universal that it’s like peeking into the future of what’s to come. In short, Sunny has become a pied piper because this production is so far into the future that it makes him the leader of what’s to come.”
Formally known as Los Curitas, Juaquin Cura, age 17, is a young developing BMI Recording Artist.Already capturing attention both nationally & internationally! Highly influenced by their Tejano grandfather & Colorado Chicano Music Hall of Famer, Henry Salas named & founded “Los Curitas». The band started as a 3-man Tejano band which included Juaquin on vocals, his grandfather, Henry, on guitar & his older brother JohnE on bass guitar. Los Curitas is plural for Juaquin & JohnE’s last name «Cura» which means «little Cura's». Juaquin has continued to perform at the TTMA Fan Fair since the age of 12. In 2007, by Los Curitas' surprise, their «demo» CD began to hit radio & internet stations. The boys were only 12 & 14. In 2008, Juaquin received his first break with the help of Gene & Shawn Gauna who then connected them with a one-time recording deal. Juaquin's first single «Cuatro Vidas» produced by Tony Gonzales & arranged by Raul Garcia quickly made #1 on Tucson Tejano 1600 (Az) and #7 on Countdown USA with Ben Gonzalez. Juaquin recorded “Cuatro Vidas” at age 13 and “Ayer” written by Tony Perez and arranged by Danny Rodriguez at the young age of 14. Juaquin continued to record yearly, releasing «Eternamente Mia» in July 2010 Produced by John Ontiveros. It was written by Armando Cardenas & arranged by Arnold Cardenas. Juaquin, was Nominated back-to-back in 2009 & 2010 for «Best New Group» & «Best New Male Artist» for the TTMA Awards. In 2010, by the age of 16, Juaquin made the top 6 finalist for TTMA's «Best New Male Artist». Born & raised in Fort Collins, Colorado, Juaquin recently relocated to San Antonio, Texas to pursue his career in music. Today, he is a part-time student & a full-time Recording Artist working with new Producer & San Antonio based, Mario Ortiz. His album is scheduled to debut in the Fall of 2011 under his new record label, LC3 Records. You can find Juaquin Cura performing with his band, The Texas Jewels.