Event Cancelled: Refunds available at the place of purchase.
Club Mercy presents
Sun, June 17, 2012
Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pmThe Independent
$18 ADV - $22 DOOR
This event is 21 and over
Celso Piña has been suffering from chest pains recently. After increased pain over the last week he was strongly advised by doctors and family to cancel his tour and stay in Mexico for rest and treatment. He badly wants to play California but those close to him, in family and business, feel that he should follow doctors orders. The rest of his tour has been cancelled but Celso plans to schedule more shows as soon as he feels better.http://www.theindependentsf.com/event/121943/
Celso Piña (Born 6 April 1953 in Monterrey, Nuevo León, méxico) is a notable mexican singer, composer and accordionist. In 2002, Pina was nominated for two latin grammy Awards: “Best Contemporary Tropical Album” and “Best New Artist From the North” as well as for “Best Alternative Artist” by the MTV Latino Awards. He is also know by the nicknames: El Rebelde del Acordeón and Cacique de la Campana.
He’s an accordion player and singer who has risen to be one of the most notable figures in cumbia musica. Cumbia has it’s origins in Colombia’s African and Indian populations but has since spread to be one of the most universal Latin American genres. Celso Piña is a pioneer in mixing or blending of sounds tropical base, combined with all kinds of popular genres from norteño to sonidero, Ska, Reggae, Rap, Hip Hop, R&B, etc. For this reason he’s considered one of the best musicians from Mexico and Latin America.
Celso’s album Barrio Bravo, which includes collaborations with other popular Latin musicans of various genres, produced the mega crossover hit Cumbia Sobre El Rio. He made a special appearance on the track Sufran Con Lo Que Yo Gozo by Gloria Trevi. He also played with the likes of: Lila Downs, Control Machete, El Gran Silencio, Los Humildes, Julieta Venegas, Blanquito Man and Sargento García.