Los Tigres del Norte & Café Tacvba Celebrate Diversity at Los Angeles Concert
On Saturday, Los Tigres del Norte and Café Tacvba -- two of the biggest and most iconic Latin American bands -- came together for an epic concert at the L.A. Forum in Inglewood, California, where music fans danced the night away to rock and norteño music.
Diversity won big at the concert, with an audience -- half wearing Converse and the other half cowboy boots -- that welcomed both groups with the same excitement and admiration. "This is very chingón. Congrats for being here tonight," said Tacvba's lead singer Rubén Albarran, dressed in a neon-orange poncho/cape and a cowboy hat. "We are here to stand in solidarity with women's rights, animal rights, immigrant rights and LGBT rights. Que viva la diversidad!"
Café Tacvba kicked off the show with a repertoire of oldies but goodies, including "El fin de la infancia," "Ingatra," "Cómo te extraño," "Las flores," "La chica banda" and "Eres."
Following Cafeta's performance, Los Tigres del Norte appeared onstage and said to a roaring crowd, "Tonight and every night, you are our jefes [bosses]. You will tell us what song to sing and we will do it. That is why we are here tonight." And they meant it. They took in requests from the audience, who asked them to sing "Tres veces mojado," "La mesa del rincón," "La jaula de oro," "Golpes en el corazón" and "La Reina del Sur," dedicated to Mexican actress Kate del Castillo, who was among the attendees.
A crowd-favorite moment was when Rubén returned to the stage to sing "La yaquesita" with Los Tigres and express his admiration for them. "It's an honor for us to be part of this night because I'm sure as it has happened to many of you, wherever you go, you have heard a Tigres del Norte song. Your voice is heard everywhere. Tonight is a gift from the universe to all of us."
Los Tigres, who don't shy away from political issues and are considered the voice for the immigrant community in the U.S., didn't leave the stage without taking a jab at Donald Trump. The band dedicated their powerful immigrant anthem "Somos más Americanos" to "the man who keeps saying erroneous things about us on television."
"Tonight we are celebrating all the young people who emigrated to this country and are now lawyers and that defend our people. Our performance goes out to you and to all the hardworking people in this country."