Border Music: Views and Brews tonight at the Cactus Cafe, Performance Wednesday at Bass Concert Hall
The title is deceptively simple, but the pairing is extraordinary: Border Music. Organized by two phenomenal musical talents, David Hidalgo and Mark Ribot, the collaboration is a bond between different cultures and, as Ribot explains, “where immigrant neighborhoods meet intellectual nuance.”
Vocalist and guitarist Hidalgo plays with Los Lobos and The Latin Playboys, and guitarist Ribot has performed with Tom Waits, The Lounge Lizards, and as leader of Los Cubanos Postizos. So, imagine the kind of amazing music you’d get from the combination of these incredible musical backgrounds. This was the inspiration behind the crossing of genres to create a unique blend – and creative collision – of cultures. It’s been loosely described as East Coast meets West Coast, but there’s more to it than that. Border Music is undoubtedly music not restrained by any borders.
Join Hidalgo and Ribot as they sit for a conversation with KUT’s Jody Denberg about Border Music tonight at 7 p.m. at KUT’s Views & Brews at the Cactus Cafe, 24th and Guadalupe in the Texas Union.
Then see Border Music perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday evening at Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Dr. They’ll be joined by bassist Brad Jones, keyboardist Anthony “The Professor” Coleman (both of whom are original Cubanos Postizos), and Los Lobos drummer Cougar Estrada. Recommended.