With Feneiva and Mr. Pauer
La Covacha, Doral
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Kinkier Than: A swinger's party en La Saguesera.
Over the weekend, La Covacha welcomed Mexican rock band Kinky, after an absence of seven years from Miami. In a city where reggaeton, salsa, and merengue are the constant, this time, the night was all about a fusion of rock, electronic, and Latin rhythms.
Kinky debuted in Mexico more than a decade ago. And since then, the Monterrey-bred band's been nominated for Grammys, Latin Grammys, Latin MTV Video Music Awards, and MTV Awards, becoming one of the most important rock bands in Latin America.
So naturally, Caiala World Music dreamed of bringing this unique crew to one of the most diverse cities in the world, Miami. And with the help of the Mexicanos en Miami forum, people from all over South Florida came to see Kinky, blending the best of all Latin cultures under one roof.
The night began with the opening band, Feneiva, a pop-rock band from Miami, followed by electrópico DJ-producer Mr. Pauer. Both kept the audience shaking its stuff, setting the mood for a late night of Latin, funk, rock, and electro tunes.
Then as soon as the Kinky guys snatched up their guitars, accordions, and other instruments, the fans started dancing and singing, requesting their favorite songs.
Live, this five-member group, formed by Gilberto Cerezo, Ulises Lozano, Carlos Chairez, Omar Góngora, and Cesar Pliego, gives off an almost electric kind of energy.
That buzz is partly why they have been so successful not only in México, but around the world.
In last week's interview with Crossfade, Kinky admitted that "Miami is a challenging city."
But the crew still promised a "historic" show. And with songs like "Cornman," "Más," "Hasta quemarnos," "Después del After," and "Ejercicio #16," Kinky even exceeded expectations.
The mix of personalities, the different instruments, the electric rhythms, and catchy lyrics -- Kinky is truly one of the most fascinating popular rock bands in Latin America right now.
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Appropriately, the last two songs of the night, "Coqueta" and "A dónde van los muertos," sent an explosion of energy rippling through La Covacha.
It was that buzz again. Just an awesome night for the Latin American community in South Florida.
-- Luz Elena Silva