Border Music featuring Marc Ribot & David HidalgoOfficial SiteFacebookTwitter
David Hidalgo is the driving vocal and guitar force behind East LA’s Los Lobos and Latin Playboys, the former of which took border-hopping cultural collisions onto the world stage with a series of chart-topping songs and albums.
Marc Ribot (Tom Waits, Lounge Lizards) is the former leader of downtown NY’s The Prosthetic Cubans (Los Cubanos Postizos).
Hidalgo and Ribot’s musical excursions across the borders between culture, style and genre were the perfect preparation for this ambitious new project. West Coast meet East Coast, Real meets Prosthetic, and guitar meets guitar in a rocking post roots pan Latin rave up/descarga. Together they have forged a unique partnership where immigrant neighborhoods meet intellectual nuance – creating truly new music to stir your heart, challenge your head and move your body. They’re accompanied by original Cubanos Postizos cohorts Brad Jones (bass), Anthony “The Professor” Coleman (keyboards), EJ Rodriguez (perc), and drummer Cougar Estrada of Los Lobos.
“At times Ribot played with the wasp-like sting of the young, Bluesbreakers-era Eric Clapton, Hidalgo replying with legato lines rich in lyricism. At other times they reversed these roles or mixed them up. The result: a profoundly memorable evening.” – The Australian review at Sydney Opera House