Again this year, BMI and the Levitt Pavilion in Pasadena, CA, will present “BMI Summer Nights,” two free Latin concerts featuring performances by Latin rock, alternative, pop and indie singer-songwriters, including El Conjunto Nueva Ola, Stefano Vieni, Sin Color and ¡APARATO! Both concerts will take place at 8:00 PM, with the first round of performances to be held August 26, showcasing the work of El Conjunto Nueva Ola and Stefano Vieni. The second edition, on September 16, will feature Sin Color and ¡APARATO!
The Leviit Pavillion is located at 85 East Holly Street in Pasadena. For more information, visit www.levittpavilionpasadena.org.
About the performers:
El Conjunto Nueva Ola (@ECNOMusica): Comprised of lead singer Urbano López, guitarist Luzio Nava, bassist Primitivo Ríos, percussionist Hipólito Madero, El Tacho on timpani and El Raio Manzares on keyboards, El Conjunto Nueva Ola’s mission is simple: get people to dance to the rhythm of cumbia by mixing new wave, rock and disco sounds into hits from various iconic groups like La Sonora Dinamita to the late Chico Che & Rigo Tovar.
Stefano Vieni (@stefanovieni): For over a decade, Italian-Mexican singer-songwriter and producer Stefano Vieni has produced, written and collaborated with artists such as Armando Manzanero, Kalimba, Luis Fonsi, Same, Maria Leon, Belanova, Reik, Mario Guerrero, Ximena Sarinana, Danna Paola, Alex Ubago, Carla Mauri and Anna Sophia. His first solo album, Amor Anatomico, on which he recorded every instrument himself, includes duets with Kalimba, Debi Nova and Kittie Harloe. The record also features mixes by Benny Faccone, Alex Ponce, Michael James, Jerry Ordonez and Orlando Vitto.
Sin Color (@SinColorMusic): South Los Angeles-based band Sin Color (Without Color), is taking the music scene by storm, transforming traditional styles of music into pop soundscapes. Lead singer, Crisia Regalado, masterfully blends her trained operatic singing voice to create the band’s own unique sound - a mix of bossa nova, cumbia, and disco through indie pop, which sparks a shimmering movement and dance experience for every audience.
¡APARATO! (@APARATOROCK): Taken from a Café Tacvba song, the English translation of ¡Aparato! is Machine! However, the name stands in stark contrast to what this group offers: a cry to feel things deeply, to let go of all terrestrial limitations and routines, and simply be held up by air. Post-punk(y), this ethereal rock band performs with traditional Mexican instruments and beats.