5 February 2015
Mexico Goes Morrissey
Saturday 25 April 2014 / 19:30, Barbican Hall
Delving into Mexico's unlikely obsession for all-things-Morrissey, Mexico City-based DJ and producer Camilo Lara, founder of the electronic music project Mexican Institute of Sound (M.I.S.), together with bandleader Sergio Mendoza (Orkesta Mendoza/Calexico) has assembled a super-group of Mexico's leading contemporary musicians, paying homage to the iconic Smiths frontman. Through M.I.S., Lara has developed a reputation for blending traditional music with more modern sounds and this performance will explore the relationship between Mexico and Morrissey, reinventing his work with brass, accordion and other Mexican elements. His songs of love, loss and longing, with powerful imagery and metaphors have found a huge audience and chimed with generations raised on rancheras and mariachis. The show builds on the success of previous Barbican performances which La Linea Festival have undertaken with Mexican musicians, including Spanish Bombs - Tropical Tribute to the Clash, Viva el Mariachi and Mexico vs. The Balkans Brass Band Battle.
Part of Year of Mexico in the UK 2015
Produced by La Linea - The London Latin Music Festival in association with the Barbican.