MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican rock band Enjambre are guaranteed a special concert season that kicks off this weekend in the United States and culminates with their headlining appearance at the Vive Latino festival in Mexico City.
“Here in the United States, every time we play we see more people coming to our concerts, it’s important to follow what has already been worked on,” said singer Luis Humberto Navejas in a recent interview with Anaheim, California, where he lives.
The tour begins in New York and will continue to cities including Washington, Chicago, San Francisco, Phoenix and El Paso. For the first time, he will take them to Portland and Seattle.
“I get that these are very cool (super) places, my daughter went to Portland at one point and said it was very beautiful there, so it will be interesting to know this part of the country and to bring music to our compatriots now who are joining,” Navejas said.
His daughter Camila is 19 years old. Navejas says she loves music, but at the moment it’s not something she intends to devote herself to.
“He’s got the talent to do it, he’s easy and he has a really nice voice, but I think his whole life he’s been exposed to ‘it’s my dad’s job’, so somehow on the other, there was a kind of rejection born”, he says. . “But I think lately he’s started on his own, he’s been exploring on a ukulele, he’s got his electric bass. It seems to me that at some point he’s going to make a band or he’s going to sing.”
Navejas points out that in addition to travel advice, his daughter gives him “life advice, she teaches me to ride a bike, it’s the other way around. She is like the father and I am like the son.
In the case of their presentation at the 23rd edition of Vive Latino, which will be held on March 18 and 19, the singer said he was excited because it will be the first time they will be in prime time in the evening, so they are preparing already to make the most of the scene.
“It’s a great achievement for us,” Navejas said. “Being part of the closing bands of such an important festival changes everything.”
The rock and alternative music group with progressive and retro touches was founded in California by Navejas and his brothers Rafael and Julián, originally from Fresnillo, a town in the Mexican state of Zacatecas. He is completed by drummer Ángel Sánchez. His previous albums include “Daltónico”, “Proaño” and “Próximos Prójimos”. They took Vive Latino as a turning point after which they want to focus on new music as independent artists after a period with a record company.
“The years we spent on the label had their benefits and we met some very nice people who we still cherish in our hearts and wish them all the best, but when things don’t work, they don’t. and you have to move on,” said Luis Humberto. “We have conquered our audience from the stage, on the road and everywhere we go, nothing changes for us the truth… This new stage of the group is very exciting and there is a certain satisfaction in saying that it is ours.”
At the moment they are working on the composition of what will be their next album and soon they hope to release a first single.
“We’re doing things we’ve never done before, like working with instruments we’ve never used, with beats we’ve never played,” Navejas said. “I can’t say much because it’s a surprise, but I can explain why it took us so long.”