LOS ANGELES, CA – Acclaimed content producer INGEÑUITY announces Little Joe’s 80th Birthday Bash on Thursday, October 29, as the finale virtual OndaLive! Chicano Music + Culture Fest sponsored by AARP.
Respectfully, known as the “King of the Brown Sound,” Little Joe has been a trailblazer in Tex-Mex or Chicano music with a career that spans more than 60 years. His virtual birthday celebration is hosted by comedy icon Paul Rodriguez and features an exclusive Little Joe live performance from a forthcoming DVD. Also included are testimonials from artist peers, former band members, and national and local leaders, including Dolores Huerta, President of the Dolores Huerta Foundation; Paul Chavez, Chairman & President of the Cesar Chavez Foundation; and San Antonio, Texas Mayor Ron Nirenberg. The birthday bash includes a zoom interview of Little Joe by EMMY Award-winning anchor Rudy Trevino.
The highlight of the web special is the uniting of 90 Tejano artists and musicians, which have rerecorded and will perform, the “Chicano national anthem” Little Joe’s “Las Nubes.” The song was originally recorded by Little Joe Y La Familia on the Para La Gente album, originally released on the Buena Suerte label in 1972, remastered on CBS Records in 1989. The new recording is being produced by former members of La Familia, John Ontiveros, and Mike Torres III of LA 45, as well as Ricky Ray Hernandez.
“Little Joe is synonymous with Chicano music,” said David Chavez, INGEÑUITY CEO and OndaLive! Creator. “We are honored to work with his family in galvanizing the Tejano industry behind a meaningful commemoration of his important milestone!”
OndaLive! is co-hosted by pop culture icon Cheech Marin and GRAMMY Award-winning Marisol “La Marisoul” Hernandez of La Santa Cecilia, andis sponsored by AARP, the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older.
The 3-day unprecedented fan gathering is scheduled for October 27-29, 2020, The festival begins at 8:00pm CST/PST/MST and 9:00pm ET – to watch free, register visit www.LaOndaLive.com.
For Fest updates stay connected by following official OndaLive! social media channels (@laOndaLive on twitter and Instagram, LaOnda Live on Facebook and YouTube).
Participating accomplished and renowned musicians, by instrument, include:
Ricky Ray Hernandez
The Mexican Revolution:
Armando Lichtenberger, Jr.
David Lee Garza
Eddie Perez Jr.
Billy O’ Rourke
Cleto Escobedo Jr
Cleto Escobedo III
Mike Torres III
Steve RAT Silvas
David DeLa Garza
Campanas de America:
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