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Anti-War Peace Rally in Hollywood music by BUYEPONGO ft Eduardo Arenas (Chicano Batman)

Posted in Chicano Batman BARDO, Critics News, L.A. events, photography, The crew, videos on March 22, 2010 by Listen Recovery

It was a somewhat “sunny day” in Hollyweird, the streets from Orange to Highland were blocked off due to the PEACE RALLY and ANTI WAR. KPFK was present at the gathering, along with some veterans who wanted to share some of their pain and dis-illusion for our government… Some tears dropped during the speech as well as first in the air.  Buyepongo performed right after the 1st speeches from the organization putting the event Bardo Martinez Quintero, Edgar Modesto, Carlos Diaz, Kevin Linares and Rich Spirit (cowbell covering for Wil Carrillo for the 1st song) and also Eduardo Arenas (from Chicano Batman covering for Randy Modesto who worked that day). Thanks to Eduardo Arenas, “You killed it hermano!”.  The time was 2:35pm and Buyepongo’s 2nd set was to start after the last speeches by the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars Veterans. It was very intense speeches.

The Band as always delivered their sound and energy with all the people who stayed to enjoy the solidarity… From youth to grandparents to a waiving Venezuelan flag to Shrek and Goofy dancing in the middle of Hollywood Blvd right across from the Chinese Theater.  It was a weird but fun location for such a rally and performance.  The Band enjoyed them self as the crowd dance to their beat.  Here are the flix. Enjoy as well…

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Carlitos Diaz “Charly” on the drum

el negro Garifuna, Kevin Linares “Ahmaq” on the drum

Eduardo Arenas (Chicano Batman) special guest musician on the bass guitar

Buyepongo with guest Eduardo Arenas & Rich Spirit

Kevin Linares

Roberto Josh Navarro arrives at 2:55 for our 3:15 set after the veteran’s speeches.

Wil Carrillo also arrives

KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez “Quotes about Buyepongo”

Posted in Critics News, on the Radio, The crew on December 18, 2009 by Listen Recovery

KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez

says they are “one of the most amazing live, young, vibrant cumbia bands in Los Angeles.” They keep in the tradition of cumbia and also know how to keep a dance floor moving! They’ll be playing on New Year’s Eve at the Rhythm Lounge in Long Beach.