Quebradita Time is a must-see Mexican banda music showcase, bringing together fans of the quebradita dance craze that swept across Southern California in the 1990s. Quebradita Time will feature Banda Machos, Mi Banda El Mexicano de Casimiro, Banda Maguey y Banda Zeta.
Banda Machos hails from Jalisco, Mexico, and has a career spanning over 24 years and 24 albums, plus multiple awards and nominations. Banda Machos modernized the traditional Sinaloan banda style, augmenting the genre’s traditional big, brassy sound with amplified instruments, flashy keyboard flourishes and their longtime battle cry “Arre Macho!” Banda Machos' 1992 breakthrough album, Sangre de Indio, included the radio hit "El Gato y el Raton" that helped launch the Quebradita sound. In 1993, Banda Machos was crowned “La Reina de las Bandas” at the Viva México festival in Chicago. They achieved even wider acclaim in 2008, when they released their first YouTube video in conjunction with the album, Proximo Tonto, garnering millions of views throughout the world. Following the release of "La Huella de Mis Besos" in 2018, Banda Machos was acknowledged by the International Human Rights Commission for its commitment to fighting music piracy. Banda Machos is an iconic band that’s performed throughout the world and nation, including stops at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and New York’s Madison Square Garden.
Known for its iconic music, Mi Banda el Mexicano is finding its place today as a viral music sensation – performing not only regional Mexican music, but also rock and jazz. Mi Banda el Mexicano was originally formed in 1973 as a rock group, then evolved to synthesized Sinaloan banda music in the 80s, ultimately hitting its stride in the 90s with a technocumbia sound (also known as technobanda). In 1993, they released their hit "Bailando de Caballito” which put them on a path of success that crossed borders, from Mexico to the United States, Central America to South America. In its 47-year history, Mi Banda el Mexicano has achieved 25 gold albums and many awards and nominations.
Banda Maguey is a musical group from Jalisco, Mexico. They originated in Villa Corona, also home to Banda Machos, who along with Banda Maguey have been called the two most successful champions of the "technobanda" sound. During the 1990s, Banda Maguey dominated the radio waves with the debut of their album Tumbando Caña, which contained a number of hits including "El Alacran" a cover originally sung by La Sonora Matancera. In 1995, Banda Maguey released La Estrella De Los Bailes, which featured hit singles “Como La Luna,” “Si Tú No Estás,” “Que Sacrificio,” and “Eva Maria” that climbed the music charts!
La Banda Zeta is a Mexican techno band group originally from Nayarit, whose success has spread in recent years, and perhaps the height of its fame was due more than anything to the theme La Niña Fresa , a quebradita-style song that was in the first places popular in the mid-90's in Mexico.