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A mix of cumbia, mambo, indie and Tex-Mex psychedelia – all in well-cut suits.
“Sergio Mendoza is one of the great innovators of the Arizona music scene. A brash, widescreen style that would have impressed Phil Spector…there is impressive variety in his exuberant approach. Classy and enormous fun.” The Guardian
Their brash, widescreen style and witty reference to 60s instrumental pop is both effortlessly classy and enormous fun. Orkesta Mendoza is led by Mexican American kingpin Sergio Mendoza, who is also a member and co-producer of Tucson music legends Calexico, and arranger and founder member of Mexrrissey.
“Simmering slabs of cumbia and mambo, tempered with a folkloric, tex-mex psychedelic edge.” Rhythm Passport
Focused, fierce and beautifully executed by a superbly drilled set of musicians dressed in their uniform of black suits and sunglasses, the band look like nothing so much as the Blues Brothers playing at a Day of the Dead party.
“A musically defiant riposte to the virulent separatism of Donald Trump.” The Independent
Part of the La Linea Festival on tour.