(L-R) Eddie Orjuela, Orjuela Entertainment; Delia Orjuela, BMI; Marissa Lopez, BMI; and Hector Leon of Los Compositores Publishing attend the staple regional Mexican event now in its fifth year. (Photo: Justino Aguila)
One of Southern California's biggest regional Mexican showcases is the " Invasion Del Corrido" concert, which launched five years ago and has featured everyone from Jenni Rivera to Gerardo Ortiz.
This year's show was loosely themed around acts that have underground appeal with major fans following artists on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. The popular concert this year sold out in a record 10 days.
Regional Mexican artist Martin Castillo performs at Gibson Amphitheatre during "Invasion Del Corrido. (Photo: Justino Aguila)
From artists of the genre to industry executives such as Victor Gonzalez, president of Universal Music Latin Entertainment, "Invasion Del Corrido" draws major vets and thousands of fans. Others seen during the show included UMLE's Gustavo Lopez, Del Records' Angel Del Villar and Luis Del Villar and BMI's Delia Orjuela and Marissa Lopez, among many.
One of the event's producers, Eddie Orjuela, said that the regional Mexican movement is as strong as ever and hopes to expand the event down the road along with his partners. The show is scheduled to air on Estrella TV in the upcoming weeks.
(L-R) Tania Nunez PR Keqra, Vanessa Guzman, director of operations, Keqra; Wil-Dog "El Gavachillo"; Juan Alegria Gst Lighting; Rene Vargas, office manager, EL Recodo Enterprises; and Ivette Vazquez online/on-air talent for Keqra, mingle backstage at the "Invasion Del Corrido" event in Los Angeles. (Photo: Justino Aguila)
This year's roster of talent included Alfredito Olivas, Los Canelos De Durango, Arley Perez, Mario "El Cachorro", Jesús Ojeda, Martin Castillo, Regido, Komando Negro and Los Junior de Culiacán.
Universal Music Latin Entertainment-GTS, Orjuela Entertainment Inc., and La Que Buena 105.5 & 94.3 FM produced the event.
Alfredito Olivas performs during the popular and sold-out concert "Invasion Del Corrido" at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: Justino Aguila)