|El Conjunto Nuevo Ola
|Masked Musical Mercenaries: After Building Buzz Last Year, Mexicos El Conjunto Nueva Ola (ECNO) Return to SXSW 2015 to Battle Mundane Music
Fueled by appearances on Telemundo and Univision, mysterious six-piece look to add to hype with legendary live show
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2014s SXSW was set ablaze by El Conjunto Nueva Olas unique rhythm, humor, and distinct style.
(Los Angeles, CA) February 17, 2015
The Musebox today announced that Mexicos most intriguing new export, the six-piece masked musical collective known as El Conjunto Nueva Ola (aka ECNO), will make their highly anticipated return to SXSW on March 21 at The Clive Bar. ECNOs mission is simple: blend elements of cumbia, new wave, rock, and disco to get audiences dancing. Offering original songs and hits from iconic groups such as La Sonora Dinamita, Chico Che, and Rigo Tovar, ECNO have appeared on several prominent Hispanic television networks, including Telemundo, Telefutura, and Univision. SXSW will take place in Austin, Texas from March 17-22. More information on El Conjunto Nueva Ola is available on their official website.
A peculiar concept for a band, ECNO have drawn attention from thousands of people who have labeled them los enmascarados, or “the masked ones. Their faces are covered with luchador (wrestler) masks at all times, thus hiding the true identity of each group member.
Under the Luz Record label, ECNOs songs were guided by renowned songwriter/producer Ferra, with Jose Quiroz stepping in as the executive producer. The tracks include Cuando Seas Grande, Chicharrona (My Sherona), Cumbia Town (Funky Town), De Quien Chon, Chido, Chido (first promotional single), La Estaca, and “Take On Me. Despite their setlist, ECNO do not consider themselves a cover band. The groups members take the work of interpreting lyrics from such powerful tunes very seriously.
While many media reporters have asked, no one yet knows who these anonymous rockers are. What is known is that ECNO have graced the stages of the top Hispanic television networks, including Telemundo, Telefutura, and Univision. The one common factor in all of their performances is top-notch entertainment and the bands obvious intent to spread a genuine sense of goodwill. Singer Urbano Lopez of ECNO recently summarized the bands goals:
“At our shows, we want the good times to be a sure thing. We are musical wrestlers, and our enemy is the mundane and boring aspects of everyday life. We want every single audience member to sing, dance, and enjoy themselves.
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