Thousands of attendees chanted the greatest hits of La Maldita Vecindad and Los Hijos del Quinto Patio, as well as La Sonora Santanera at their concert tonight (April 11), as part of the Zacatecas 2023 Cultural Festival.

The groups that have remained popular for several generations gathered at the main stage of the cultural festival in Plaza de Armas at 8:00 p.m. to share a fusion of music never seen before, through the show “La vecindad Santanera.”

La Sonora Santanera, with over 65 years of experience, and La Maldita Vecindad, with over 35 years, offered a generational bridge of music as a tribute to Mexican popular culture.

La Vecindad Santanera at the Zacatecas 2023 Cultural Festival.

La Vecindad Santanera at the Zacatecas 2023 Cultural Festival.

Songs such as “Kumbala” and “Pachuco”, among others, were enjoyed by the audience who accompanied both groups on this magical evening. They were able to enjoy a synthesis of the best of the neighborhood’s culture so that new generations can also get to know part of this musical history.

The fusion of cumbia and rock made the square vibrate, while the spectators celebrated and created an atmosphere of joy and celebration among the crowd.

Before the stellar performance, the festival received the ska-core of Sinikos, a musical group from Fresnillo, Zacatecas, who enchanted the audience with their ska movement and talent, which has made them one of the favorite proposals of their genre in the state.

It is worth noting that on Wednesday, April 12th, the Plaza de Armas program closes with the musical intervention of Icons of Classic Rock, although the festival will continue until April 15th with activities in other forums and squares of the city.

The members of both groups held a press conference with the local media minutes before they went on stage. They mentioned that after more than two years of the pandemic, this is a moment for humanity, where music has nourished our hearts.

“We are one big human family,” they agreed, celebrating the space of the Cultural Festival to share their music from the heart of the neighborhood. They thanked Zacatecas for their support and commented that this project of “La Vecindad Santanera” is music from the community for the community.

At a time when death, separation, and illness show that we live in societies disconnected from nature and ourselves, they hope to bring people together through their music.

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