Moe's Alley welcomes back Mexico's King Of Cumbia CELSO PI*A for a not to be missed up close & personal performance at Moe's Alley in Santa Cruz. Special guest DJ Rabeat supports.
VIDEO- Celso Pi*a "Reina De Cumbias"
Celso Pi*a (Born April the 6th 1953 in Monterrey, Nuevo Le*n, M*xico) is a notable Mexican singer, composer and accordionist. In 2002, Pi*a 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 Acorde*n" and "El Cacique de la Campana".
He's an accordion player and singer who has risen to be one of the most notable figures in cumbia music. Cumbia has it's origins in Colombia's African and indigenous populations, but it has spread to be one of the most universal Latin American genres. Celso Pi*a is a pioneer in mixing or blending sounds of tropical base, combined with all kind of popular genres from norte*o to sonidero, Ska, Reggae, Rap, Hip Hop or R&B, just to mention some. 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, brought to life the mega hit "Cumbia Sobre El Rio." Many of his popular crossover songs feature artists like Lila Downs, Control Machete,
El Gran Silencio, Caf* Tacuva, Ely Guerra, Benny Ibarra, Alex Lora
(El Tri), Aleks Syntek, Julieta Venegas, Inspector, Blanquito Man and Sargento Garc*a, amongst many others.
By the year 2011, Celso began to show his music around the world, with the "Cumbia Por El Mundo" tour w