Frazier Trager Presents: Los Mocosos Live Stream Concert. Los Mocosos shares its DNA with Santana, Malo, and War - classic bands agile
Frazier Trager Presents: Los Mocosos Live Stream Concert. Los Mocosos shares its DNA with Santana, Malo, and War - classic bands agile in their crossing of both musical and cultural borders. Their subversive, conscious, party music – laced with Latin horns, funky bass riffs and hip-hop scratching uplifts the listener while delivering pointed social commentary disguised as a rockin’ good time.
If you ever wondered what it would have sounded like if Steely Dan had recorded “Oye Como Va” instead of Santana, check out their song “Volvieron” on their album, American Us. As lead singer Manny Martinez puts it, “Yes, we are Latinos. And yes, we were born in the United States. We have extremely strong Hispanic and American cultural upbringings and as artists, it doesn’t get any better than this because we are able to incorporate everything we love musically and transcend being labeled.”
They’ve toured with Santana and Los Lobos, played Washington’s Kennedy Center and New York’s Central Park. They received a San Francisco Wammy Award (for Best International Band apparently they don’t have a Best American Band category), a California Music Award (for Outstanding Latin Album), and were part of the groundbreaking compilation Escena Alterlatina: The Future Sound In Español, the only Latin rock compilation to ever crack the Billboard Latin charts.