Fiesta de la Música San José del Cabo 2019
San José del Cabo, Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, México
Since its humble beginnings in 2008, in which 300 people were in attendance listing to 14 bands, The ever growing San Jose del Cabo’s Festival de Musica celebrated new record levels, as more than 20,000 estimated people converged upon the Central Plaza and surrounding colonial neighborhood streets to hear 120 different bands performing live. In 2012, a then-record 60 bands were on hand to entertain 7,000 party-going music lovers.
Diana Alvarez, Director of Music at Casa de Cultura, said, “This Festival of Music has its origins in Europe and is celebrated simultaneously in many parts of Mexico like Guadalajara, San Luis Potosí, Morelia and Mexico City. Our objective from the beginning has been to create a tradition here in San Jose del Cabo and I believe we have done that so far.”
“This music event is celebrated on the first days of spring every year and it gives bands with different styles, backgrounds, ages, and experiences an opportunity to hang out, come together and share a common passion and musical abilities. It is also a festival which exposes everyone that comes to hear music for the first time, which they otherwise might not have heard before. Listening to styles such as rock, hard rock, metal, blues, jazz, salsa, banda, mariachis, rthym and blues, and funk.” concluded Alvarez.”It’s a celebration of music,” noted Jaima Nava Pastrana, of Cabo San Lucas. “And it’s a really fun time.” It is a memorable event that happens simultaneously worldwide in 120 countries that include Paris Italy, Rio de Janiero Brazil, Dublin Ireland, Madrid Spain, Quebec Canada, New York New York, Denver Colorado, South Africa, Australia, Paraguay, and India.
This year’s 2019 Fiesta de la Musica Los Cabos, featured local band favorite Sabina, as well as Celso Pina and his Ronda Bagota, a famous cumbia salsa band who played before a packed boisterous crowd at the main stage in front of the city’s central plaza. Another solid performance was put on by the newest local La Paz band, Yolyo, which electrified their crowd with the scintillating three guitar sounds of their hit song, “Atomos”.
Written by Fernando Rodriguez