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Celso Piña with Pato Machete Presented by FirstBank

  • Levitt Pavilion Denver 1380 West Florida Avenue Denver, CO, 80223 United States (map)


Celso Piña with Pato Machete

Presented by FirstBank

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All Ages | General Admission Lawn

Doors at 6:00 PM | Show at 7:00 PM

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Celso Piña

Celso Piña (Born April the 6th 1953 in Monterrey, Nuevo León, México) is a notable Mexican singer, composer and accordionist. In 2002, Piña 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 Acordeón” 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 Piña is a pioneer in mixing or blending sounds of tropical base, combined with all kind of popular genres from norteño 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, Café Tacuva, Ely Guerra, Benny Ibarra, Alex Lora (El Tri), Aleks Syntek, Julieta Venegas, Inspector, Blanquito Man and Sargento García, amongst many others. 

By the year 2011, Celso began to show his music around the world, with the "Cumbia Por El Mundo" tour where he has performed in more than 20 countries like: Germany, Colombia, Spain, United States, Canada, Guatemala, Denmark, Belgium, France, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Sweden, Poland, Italy, Argentina, Chile, Nicaragua, Perú, Morocco, among others. On October of 2015, Celso Piña took another big step in his career by taking his music to Asia where he toured in the 5 most important cities of China. 

On March 25th, 2016, Celso Piña is getting ready to reléase in the United States his latest álbum named “Aquí presente compa”. With this new álbum, Celso Piña will continue consolidating his career as one of the most important Mexican artists around the world.

Pato Machete

Patricio Chapa Elizalde, aka "Pato Machete" was born on October 6, 1975 in Monterrey, Nuevo León. The musical talent becomes evident as a child, with a natural inclination towards rhythm and percussion. The process of learning instruments takes him to drums, the guitar, and the flute. In the fertile and unbridled music scene Regiomontana of the 90's was unveiled, collaborating with artists such as Gil Cerezo (current vocalist of Kinky) and Tony Hernández of El Gran Silencio. In this pulsating environment of creativity, discover the most lethal weapon in your musical arsenal: Your voice. Together with Fermín IV and Toy Selectah, they launch the HipHop group that set the tone and gave sound to a movement that came to transcend the city, to be played in neighborhoods around Latin America, and then the world: Control Machete. With Control Machete he recorded 3 albums: Mucho Barato (1997), Artillería Pesada Presenta (1999) and Uno, Dos: Bandera (2003). An aggressive, organic sound with relevant and direct lyrics accompanied a sonic onslaught that quickly cemented itself as a reference to Hispanic urban culture. Control Machete allows Pato to develop his technique, printing a sound that does not seek to compare or emulate other scenes or participants, but is a true reflection of a place, a moment and millions of people. In 2008 he meets with the legendary producer of Jason Roberts, and releases his first solo album titled "Contrabanda" which includes a comic to "Señor Matanza", original of Mano Negra accompanied by the Rebel of the Accordion: Celso Piña, as well as the "Encuentros" theme in collaboration with Chetes, by Zurdok. In 2011 he released the single "Soy", part of his second solo album "33" and enlisted with the Mexican artist collective Happy-Fi, and released the video "Plata o Plomo" with Eugenia León, "Alma" used for a well-known campaign of the Mexican Soccer Team, as well as "Gota a Gota" doing a new dumbbell account with Gil Cerezo, friend and participant of Pasto, the band prior to Control Machete, with whom Pato began to be known, in the independent scene of Monterrey. He has shared the stage with international artists such as David Bowie, Eminem, Kanye West, 50 Cent, U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Faith No More, The Fabulous Cadillacs, Molotov, All Your Dead, Bersuit Vergarabat, Phobia, Maldita Vecindad, Illya Kuriaky and the Valderramas, La Mala Rodriguez, Violadores del Verso, Delinquent Habits and Caifanes, among many others. He has also collaborated in recordings with Buena Vista Social Club, Café Tacuba, ANIMAL, Sussie 4, Natalia Lafourcade, Anita Tijoux, Supernafamacho, Hector Guerra, Ely Guerra, Ghost Group, Kid Frost, HR, Rococo Pantheon and Jumbo, to name a few. . With a frenetic live show that has traveled around the world, and with collaborations with essential artists from Monterrey such as Celso Piña, El Gran Silencio, Inspector, Quiero Club y Niña, how "Rio Loco" in Toulouse France, "Vacilón Festival" in Santiago de Chile and "Zafarrancho 5.0" in Managua, Nicaragua, only in this last year, Pato Machete has stood up as an unstoppable force in the relevant musical scene. Currently working on his third album as a soloist, after joining the label of La Tuna Records, along with old friends, collaborators, writers, composers, producers and programmers, such as Carlos Arredondo, Ramón "Monz" Gómez, Alejandro Zea, Ezekiel and Jason Roberts, which will be edited in the month of May 2015. Starting the new tour, along with its CONTRABANDA around the United States, Mexico, Colombia and Argentina.