By RAMIRO BURR
With a rhythmic sound and youthful energy, La Clave De Chihuahua has started to gain popularity in the regional Mexican music field. Now they’re touring with the likes of Ramon Ayala and La Sonora Dinamita.
La Clave is ona 5 city tour of Texas this week, including a May 10 stop in San Antonio at Arjons International Club, 8736 Tesoro. Showtime is 9 p.m. , doors open at 8 p.m. Pre-sale tickets can be obtained by calling 210-912-9732. May 10 is Mother's day in Mexico and a big traditional family day.
The group began 12 years ago when Eunice and Fabricio, who were not only in love but also loved cumbia music. The couple would sing at area nightclubs and bars around the city of Chihuahua. Eventually they got additional members and La Clave de Chihuahua was born.
A graduate of the then Institute of Fine Arts in Mexico, Fabrizio came up with the band’s name, referring to the heights they hoped to achieve in the cumbia genre.
Two weeks ago, the band toured Toluca, Guadalajara and Mexico City, where they were featured in area TV and radio stations as well as newspapers.
The band has gained
popularity by regularly playing major festivals, cultural events and dance in Mexico and Texas.
Fabrizio said the key to the group’s unique sound is the saxophone: "La intención es dar a conocer la música chihuahuense a través de este proyecto. Por eso es que La Clave de Chihuahua ha utilizado el instrumento principal que es el saxofón, que le da el toque a la música de La Clave".The group has four CDS out and is preparing a new CD with songwriter Jose Valerio to be released later this year.Their previous recordings include "Con Sabor a Cumbia", "Lo Norteño de La Clave", "Las del Recuerdo", and "Los Éxitos de La Clave."