DENVER, Colorado — Severo Martinez Y Grupo Fuego takes fans behind the scenes of their halftime performance for the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center on March 8.
The Latin band based out of Albuquerque, New Mexico, was scouted and given the opportunity to perform for an NBA basketball game on March 8th, 2017. “Latin Night Noche Ene-Be-A,” is an annual promotional night for the Denver Nuggets as they promote and celebrate the Latino Community.
Severo y Grupo Fuego was scouted by Lisa Johnson, Vice President of Basketball Administration for the Denver Nuggets on a trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico.
“I know good music and when I heard this band, I knew we had to bring them to Denver,” said Johnson. “Their high energy on stage is infectious and gets you motivated.”
The game on March 8, 2017, featured the Denver Nuggets and the Washington Wizards with over 14,000 in attendance for the halftime performance.
“It was an honor to represent New Mexico on a national level and a huge opportunity to be able to perform at the Pepsi Center,” said Severo Martinez, lead vocalist of Severo Y Grupo Fuego. “Most importantly, we were able to promote our culture and musical traditions outside of our state.”
“We are in talks with other NBA teams as well for future events and think this event opened up some doors for us,” said Patrick Rubi, manager of Severo y Grupo Fuego.
The fusion of Mexican and Puerto Rican upbringings are what fuels the band’s music into a mix of New Mexico traditional music, Tejano, and Conjunto/Norteño. They have been named as one of the top five bands in the state of New Mexico, compared with Al Hurricane, Darren Cordova, 45, and Perfeccion. Named song writers of the year by the NMHMA and referred to as “standout artists” by newspapers in Denver and New Mexico, Severo y Grupo Fuego has become a sought after group in the Southwest.
A behind the scenes documentary and music video showcasing this performance can be found at: https://youtu.be/kEfzIBIusBc
For more information and video footage, please contact Patrick Rubi at: (505)933-2309. To read more on Severo y Grupo Fuego, visit www.severoygrupofuego.com.
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