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Celso Piña (Born 6 April 1953 in Monterrey, Nuevo León, méxico) is a notable mexican singer, composer and accordionist. In 2002, Pina 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 Cacique de la Campana. ........... - VENTURA COUNTY STAR


Mexican musician Celso Piña is a pioneer in mixing cumbia with ska, reggae, rap, hip-hop, dub etc. working together with guys like Toy Selectah and Chic Sonido. His hit “Cumbia sobre el rio” is a milestone and was for many people (including me) the introduction to cumbia. - WORLDPRESS


MEXICAN NIGHT FEATURES BANDA MANZANERA, CELSO PINA Y SU RONDA, LILA DOWNS, MARIACHI PERLA DE MEXICO AND BOGOTA AT PRITZKER PAVILION

In celebration of Mexican Independence Day, Mexican Night kicks off opening evening festivities as part of World Music Festival: Chicago 2005 featuring Banda Manzanera, Lila Downs, Mariachi Perla de Mexico and Celso Piña y su Ronda Bogota at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, located between Michigan Avenue and Columbus Drive at Washington Street, on Friday, Sept. 16 at 6:30 p.m. Admission to the concert is free. This concert is co-sponsored by the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum and the Mexican Consulate of Chicago.
Celso Piña y su Ronda Bogota has been nominated for two Latin Grammys for best "Contemporary Tropical Album" and "Best New Artist From the North." After 20 years and 17 albums, Piña also landed a "Best Alternative Artist" nomination for the MTV Latino awards in Miami. Piña is credited for creating the burgeoning cumbia scene in Monterrey with his first album in 1980. A folkloric music born in Colombia's Caribbean coastal region, cumbia sabanera and its cousin cumbia vallenata were forged from a fusion of European accordion, native Indian guacharaca (a bamboo scraper), and African rhythms played on the caja, a drum slightly larger than a bongo.
- Latin Grammys Awards


La ville de Toulouse s’inscrit dans l’année du Mexique en France et propose plusieurs cycles autour des cultures mexicaines : cinéma, musique et cultures scientifiques et économiques.

Le festival “Rio Loco Mexico”, qui consacrera entièrement sa 17e édition au Mexique, sera le temps fort du cycle musique. Tout au long de l’année, le festival propose un programme d’ateliers de découverte du pays qui favorise les rencontres artistiques et le lien intergénérationnel.

Durant le mois de juin, plus de 200 artistes feront découvrir la richesse et la diversité de la culture mexicaine à travers la musique, les arts visuels, les spectacles urbains, le cinéma, la gastronomie et l’artisanat dans toute la ville. Le coeur de fête aura lieu du 15 au 19 juin 2011 à la Prairie des Filtres à Toulouse, dans un parc en plein centre de la ville accueillant jusqu’à 20 000 spectateurs par soir. Des artistes incontournables tels que Los Lobos, Lila Downs, Nortec Presents : Bostich + Fussible ou le groupe de rock explosif Molotov seront à l’affiche tandis que la scène «découvertes» révélera des groupes comme Troker et son jazz fusion ou encore la pop folk de Natalia Lafourcade.

Au fil des ans, Rio Loco développe les résidences d’artistes pour donner lieu à des créations ou projets inédits comme celui qui réunira l’artiste mexicain Celso Piña avec la star colombienne Toto la Momposina. Cinq compagnies mexicaines proposeront au jeune public leur création en théâtre d’objet, danse contemporaine ou rock pour enfants : Aquelarre Teatro, Triciclo Rojo, Patita de Perro…

Les artistes plasticiens CHema Skandal!, Las Pokiankitsch ou les membres du Collectif Que Büro surprendront le public avec leurs oeuvres décalées ou encore le collectif de Mexico Zoveck Estudio avec l’affiche officielle du festival.
- TOULOUSE INFO


OCTOBER 18 : MUSIC

Cumbia Sobre El Rio

Celso Piña exports Monterrey's new Cumbia Dub
BY MELISSA SATTLEY

Celso Piña inks a few autographs for la gente.
The remnants of Monterrey's socialist party are holed up in Cafe Nuevo Brasil drinking Bohemias and plotting Mexico's next revolution. The jukebox blurts out another hit by Colombian diva Shakira, "Eres una canción, escrita por las manos de Dios..." In the corner, a middle-aged revolutionary with long hair and Buddy Holly glasses peers suspiciously over his menu at an overworked bureaucrat. Two Lolitas in black spandex pants, snapping their gum in unison, lean against the jukebox. A car horn sounds and the cafe door swings open, a dry singeing heat battening down anything that comes unhinged. After approximately five days, 10 hours, and 45 minutes of interview negotiations, in walks Celso Piña, "El Rey de la Cumbia Colombiana."

An elderly gentleman with an indulgent shock of pomaded white hair springs to his feet and engulfs the music legend in a bear hug. Piña, reared in Colonia la Campana -- one of the toughest 'hoods in Monterrey, Mexico -- makes the rounds, pressing flesh, kissing cheeks, backslapping. He wants it known that despite the Latin Grammy nominations and the gold and platinum records on his wall, he hasn't forgotten la gente.
After working the room, Piña sits down and orders ice water. On the street, "the King" looks like any other working class guy in black pants and a red shirt with the top two buttons undone. Only stylized Italian sunglasses and a gold chain hint that this cumbia player has finally arrived. In 2001, when Piña's platinum single "Cumbia Sobre el Rio" was released on his Barrio Bravo CD (WEA Latina), there wasn't a car or living room from Chicago to Chiapas that didn't have the bass booming and the sonic onslaught layered with accordion rattling their windows.
With this track, Piña and producer Toy Hernández, the mix-master wizard for Monterrey's Control Machete, created a whole new hybrid by mixing the galloping rural rhythms of Colombian cumbias with the anarchy of urban streets. Imagine tuning your AM dial past Los Tigres del Norte and Shakira and coming across a cumbia from some futuristic megalopolis in Latin America: "Desde Monterrey, pura cumbia Colombiana para todo el mundo"...

El Rebelde del Acordeón
Back in the day, if you wanted to see Monterrey's king of cumbia Colombiana, you navigated the twisted hulks of burned out cars and barking dogs up the hill to Piña's modest home in Monterrey's working class Colonia la Campana neighborhood. These days, Piña's tour bus spends little time gathering dust there, as the accordion player has been touring almost nonstop in support of 2001's Barrio Bravo, and now his latest release, Mundo Colombia.
After 20 years and 17 albums, Piña, at the age of 48, is an overnight success, which both amuses him and makes him enormously proud. Last summer he was nominated for two Latin Grammys, for best "Contemporary Tropical Album" and "Best New Artist From the North." He also landed a "Best Alternative Artist" nomination for the upcoming MTV Latino awards in Miami.
"Some people say my success came too late, but I've still got a lot of years ahead of me," he says, sipping his ice water. "If God wants, I'll keep on going."
In Monterrey, Piña has enjoyed local legend status since the early Eighties, even though it took Barrio Bravo to jettison him worldwide. Producer Julian "El Moco" Villareal, ex-bass player for one of Monterrey's finest bands, El Gran Silencio (who pioneered the fusion of rock and cumbia in Monterrey), suggested Piña try mixing it up with some of Mexico's younger generation of musicians.
The list grew until half of Mexico's alternative hit parade, from Cafe Tacuba to Control Machete, had been assembled. The album turned out to be a raucous, rollicking ride, but it was "Cumbia Sobre el Rio" -- a brilliant mix of cumbia, rap, reggae, and rebajada -- that had an immediate impact on all who heard it -- especially the musicians. Beno, one of the singers for Genitallica, Monterrey's answer to the Beastie Boys, says he was blown away by the tune.
"We'd all been listening to reggae, rap, and cumbia, we just hadn't thought of putting it all together," says Beno, who spent most of the summer in Austin recording Genitallica's next album. "We were like, 'This is fuckin' great!'"
"I took a chance," says Piña of his collaboration with Hernández. "We flipped a coin and it worked -- we came up with something new."
Suddenly, Piña was hip. Music writers from Argentina and Spain hiked up the hill to la Campana, looking for Graceland. After 20 years of playing his heart out in half-empty cantinas, Piña's boat had finally reached port.

Bienvenidos a Mi Barrio
Piña, it is said, almost single-handedly created the burgeoning cumbia scene in Monterrey with his first album in 1980. Since then, a number of other Monterrey groups, like Javier Lopez y Sus Reyes B - THE AUSTIN CHRONICLE


Discography

Sin Fecha de Caducidad
Release date : 2009
Number of track : 13
by Celso Pina with Lila Donws, Pato Machete, Sergento Garcia ...

* Dile (1996)
* Mis primeras grabaciones (2001)
* Barrio bravo (2001)
* Trayectoria (2002)
* Rebelde (2002)
* Mundo Colombia (2002)
* Pachanguero (2002)
* Desde Colombia (2002)
* Super Seis (2003)
* Una Visión (2003)
* El Canto de un Rebelde para un ... (2004)
* México y su Música (2005)
* 20 Grandes Éxitos (2005)
* Línea de Oro (2006)
* Cúmbia de la Paz (2006)
* 12 Grandes Éxitos Vol.1 (2007)
* 12 Grandes Éxitos Vol.2 (2007)
* Sin Fecha de Caducidad (2009)

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Bio

Mexican accordionist Celso Pia (Born April 6, 1953), aka El Rebelde del Acorden (the Accordion Rebel), who just celebrated his 30 years career, started playing traditional music. In the early '80s, he turned to the tropical style, forming a group called Celso Pia y su Ronda Bogot.
With nearly two dozen albums to his credit, this notable Mexican singer, composer and accordionist, was nominated in 2002 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.
Celso Pia, it is said, almost single-handedly created the burgeoning cumbia scene in Monterrey with his first album in 1980.

A folkloric music born in Colombia's Caribbean coastal region, cumbia sabanera and its cousin cumbia vallenata were forged from a fusion of European accordion, native Indian guacharaca (a bamboo scraper), and African rhythms played on the caja, a drum slightly larger than a bongo. Cumbia has since spread and is now one of the most universal rhythms of Latin music.

Celso Pia is a pioneer in the mixture of tropical sounds, combined with all sorts of urban and popular music, from Mexican music Nortea & Sonidera until Ska, Reggae, Rap and Hip Hop ...
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n 2001, when Celso Pia's platinum single "Cumbia Sobre el Rio" (found in the soundtrack of "Babel" by Alejandro Gonzlez Inrritu) was released on his Barrio Bravo album, there wasn't a car or living room from Chicago to Chiapas that didn't have the bass booming and the sonic onslaught layered with accordion rattling their windows.

With this track, Celso Pia and producer Toy Hernndez, the mix-master wizard for Monterrey's Control Machete, created a whole new hybrid by mixing the galloping rural rhythms of Colombian cumbias with the anarchy of urban streets.

He also collaborated on projects, among others, along with Lila Downs, Control Machete, El Gran Silencio, Sonidero Nacional, Los humilde, Julieta Venegas, Blanquito Man and Sergent Garcia.
There are also several of these artists on the last album "Sin Fecha de Caducidad"published in 2009.
"Some people say my success came too late, but I've still got a lot of years ahead of me", Celso Pia says. "If God wants, I'll keep on going."

Celso Pia , who with his group Ronda Bogota , has managed to conquer the North American continent will be for the first time in Europe in 2011.

One of the most popular music of Latin American continent !

On stage Celso Pia is accompanied with 5 musicians :
Celso Pia Arvizu Voice lead + Accordion
Ruben Pia Arvizu Drums
Eduardo Pia Arvizu Bass
Juan Jose Quiroz Dominguez Choirs
Enrique Alejandro Rosales Granados Guitar
Alejandro Zea Cavazos Congas