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Cafe Tacuba in Concert 23/7/2009

Cafe Tacuba in Concert 23/7/2009

Legendary Mexican band Cafe Tacuba celebrate their 20th anniversary this year with 20 shows in 20 cities around the world. Tonight is London's special night. With its mix of rock, electronica, ska and traditional Mexican sounds Cafe Tacuba has been one of Latin America's most successful and innovative bands over the last twenty years. This is only the bands third ever show in London.

Doors - 7:00 PM

Tickets - £18



Café Tacuba (often stylized as café tacvba) is a Grammy Award and Latin Grammy Award-winning musical group from Naucalpan, Mexico. They were founded in 1989, and since then have had the same musical lineup:

Mexican folk music player Alejandro Flores is considered the 5th tacubo, as he has played the violin in almost every Café Tacuba concert since 1994. Since the Cuatro Caminos World Tour, Luis "El Children" Ledezma has played the drums in every concert but is not considered an official member of the band.

Previously known as "Alicia Ya No Vive Aquí" (a tribute to Martin Scorsese's Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore), the band took its final name from a coffee shop (el Café de Tacuba) located in downtown Mexico City, which opened in 1912 and had its heyday in the 1940s and 1950's, and was representative of the Pachuco scene from the time, something the band would certainly acknowledge as an influence. The Café de Tacuba is still in operation as a coffee shop and restaurant on Tacuba Street, in Mexico City's Historic Center.

In their first shows (prior to the release of their first album), people would scream "¡Pinche Juan!" ("Fucking John!") to Rubén because that's the name of one of the band's first underground hits, so he kept the name for the release of the first album. Two years later he got bored and changed it to "Cosme" (a disused name in Spanish) for the release of "Re". Since then, he has changed his name for every album and world tour.

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