Nosotros

Nosotros

 Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
BandLatin

Nosotros is one of the hottest and hardest working bands in the Southwest, USA. This multi-award winning band is a 9 piece Latin music powerhouse. Nosotros has played countless bars, nightclubs, theaters, concert halls and festivals from San Jose, CA to Chicago, IL, along side some of the biggest names in music. M.E. Schenck of Hyperactive Music Magazine may have interpreted their sound best by saying “Nosotros’ music is not to be explained, it is to be felt in the pit of our souls".

Biography

Nosotros seamlessly combines Latin rhythms with elements of Rock, Salsa, Jazz and Cumbia creating an original sound that is unmistakably Nosotros. But M.E. Schenck of Hyperactive Music Magazine may have interpreted their sound best by saying “Nosotros’ music is not to be explained, it is to be felt in the pit of our souls.”

The award-winning ensemble began as a guitar trio in 1994 and was based in the southern New Mexico town of Las Cruces. The band gained an almost immediate following. During this time Nosotros successfully self-produced two albums, “Palomo” and “Pico,” both of which received excellent reviews and sold very well.

By September 2001, Nosotros had grown into a 6-piece band and relocated to the Albuquerque/Santa Fe area, firmly establishing themselves as one of the most popular bands in New Mexico. In February 2002, Nosotros caught the ear of percussionist/producer Chris Trujillo. Trujillo is best known for his work with Tom Petty, The Black Crowes, Rod Stewart, Toto and Diana Ross. In November of 2003, Nosotros released their third album, “Nosotros,” produced by Trujillo. This self-titled album received numerous NM Music Awards including the highly coveted “Album of the Year and ”Producer of the Year” awards, cementing the group’s reputation as a Latin music powerhouse.

The band began broadening it’s audience by taking their show on road. They began touring the Southwest United States playing various venues and music festivals along side some of the biggest names in music.

In 2006, Nosotros released their fourth album, “Llena La Alma” with Grammy award winning engineer Doug Geist and again was recognized by the NM Music Awards with several awards. The song “Hermosa” was also named as a finalist in the prestigious John Lennon Song Writing Competition.

Nosotros contiued to gig, tour and write material and in 2011 released their 5th studio album, a self-produced EP titled “Ver El Sol”. Once again the NM Music Awards recoginzed their effors by giving them an award for the song “Viboras” and the song “Solo Un Dia” was featured on NPR’s Alt Latino.

In 2014, Nosotros celebrated 20 years as a band. To mark the milestone, Nosotros released an anthology CD simply titled. “XX” that featured a new single "Aqui y Alla" which in 2015, won a NM Music Award for "Best Latin Song".

Over the years Nosotros has changed and taken on a life of its own. Through all that has changed one thing remains the same, Nosotros is and always will be felt in the pit of your soul.

Nosotros features Felipe Ruibal (Lead Vocals), Carlos Fontana (Lead Vocals), Shane Derk (Guitar), Randy Sanchez (Tres, Guitar), Manuel Ramirez (Saxophones), David Weeks (Trumpet), Gilbert Uribe (Bass) Ricky Carrido (Congas) and Dennis Jasso. 

Lyrics

Eres Tu Quien Escojo

Written By: Dennis Jasso and Inga Hendrickson

Verso 1
Hoy le pido a Dios prestame a mi el viento
Para que te mande mi mensaje por la brisa
Escuchame bien carino
Las cosas que no pude decirte

Coro
Aqui esta mi corazon
Yo te doy mi corazon te lo doy
Entre toda mi vida
Solo yo lo dare una vez
Y eres tu quien escojo (2x)
Te doy mi todo (2X)

Verso 2
Escucha al viento contarte como siento
Que te besa en el oido que me sientes
Espero que lo puedes escuchar
Mi llanto ventoso contarte que

Coro
Aqui esta mi corazon
Yo te doy mi corazon te lo doy
Entre toda mi vida
Solo yo lo dare una vez
Y eres tu quien escojo (2x)
Te doy mi todo (2X)

Eres Tu Quien Escojo

ENGLISH TRANSLATION:

Verse 1:
Today I ask God to lend me the wind
So I can send you my message in the breeze
Listen well, Love
The things I could not tell you

Chorus:

Here is my heart
I give my heart to you, I give it to you
In all my life
I will only give it once
And it is you that I choose
I give you my everything

Verse 2:

Listen to the wind tell you how I feel
That it kisses your ear, that you feel me
I hope you can hear it
My windy cry tells you…

Chorus:

Here is my heart
I give my heart to you, I give it to you
In all my life
I will only give it once
And it is you that I choose
I give you my everything

It is you that I choose

Hermosa

Written By: Dennis Jasso

Verso 1

Las horas vienen horas va
Pero no hay nada como ahora
Porque estoy mirando retrasado
Donde quiero estar son las horas con ti.

Con todo el cambio
Se fue la luz y el calor del sol.

Siempre quiero
Una vida con fe como ayer.

Las horas vienen horas va
Las horas sin ti son oscuras y gris.

Quiero saber
Donde vas y que vas hacer

Coro

Hermosa, soy tu igual
Oh, yo quiero que regreses

Hermosa, quiero sentir
Tus labios como vienen a mi

Hermosa, soy tu igual
Oh, yo quiero que regreses

Hermosa, pero yo se
Mi dia no es ayer

Te quiero solamente a ti

Verso 2

Los dias vienen dias va
Pero no hay nada como el dia
Cuando vi su belleza y sonrisa
Porque supe que tu eras especial

Me dijistes
"Tu eres mi luz y mi inspiracion"

Con todo mi amor
Yo te digo lo mismo

Los dias vienen dias va
Los dias sin ti son oscuras y gris

Pero yo se
Yo se que yo la vere otra vez

Coro

Hermosa, soy tu igual
Oh, yo quiero que regreses

Hermosa, quiero sentir
Tus labios como vienen a mi

Hermosa, soy tu igual
Oh, yo quiero que regreses

Hermosa, pero yo se
Mi dia no es ayer

Te quiero solamente a ti

ENGLISH TRANSLATION

Verse 1

The hours come the hours go
But there is nothing like the hour at hand
For I am looking back at where I want to be
In the hours that I spent with you

With all that has changed
The warmth and the light from the sun are gone

Ill always want
The life of faith that I had yesterday

The hours come the hours go
The hours without you are dark and grey

I want to know
Where you are going and what you are going to do

Chorus

Beautiful Girl, I am your equal
Oh, how I want you to come back

Beautiful Girl, I want to feel
Your lips and how they come at me

Beautiful Girl, I am your equal
Oh, how I want you to come back

Beautiful Girl, But I know
My day was not yesterday

I love only you

Verse 2

The days come the days go
But there is nothing like the day
I saw your beauty and smile
For I knew you were special

You told me
"You are my light and my inspiration"

With all my love
I tell you the same

The days come the days go
The days without you are dark and grey

But I know
I will see you again

Chorus

Beautiful Girl, I am your equal
Oh, how I want you to come back

Beautiful Girl, I want to feel
Your lips and how they come at me

Beautiful Girl, I am your equal
Oh, how I want you to come back

Beautiful Girl, But I know
My day was not yesterday

I love only you

Mama Tierra

Written By: Dennis Jasso

Verso:

Es mi paz, mi sueno
Mi sueno, es paz

Amar todas tierras de todo el mundo
Porque todos somos de la tierra

PAZ!!

Yo quiero vivir en tu luz
Yo quiero morir en tus brazos
No quiero ser lejano del corazon
Que es el ritmo de todo amor

Yo quiero vivir en tu luz
Yo quiero morir en tus brazos
Yo quiero ser uno con mi alma
Eso es paz

Coro:

Mama Tierra, la madre de los padres
Paz y Amor, la alma de la madre
Todo el mundo, canta este verso
Cada uno, ame todo el mundo

Mama Tierra, Paz y Amor

English Translation:

Verse:

It is my peace, my dream
My dream, is peace

Love all the lands of all the world
Because we are all of the earth

PEACE!!

I want to live in your light
I want to die in your arms
I dont want to be apart from your heart
That is the rhythm of all love

I want to live in your light
I want to die in your arms
I want to be one with my soul
That is peace

Chorus:

Mother Earth, the mother of all fathers
Peace and Love, the soul of the mother
All the world sing this verse
Everybody love all the world

Mother Earth, Peace and Love

Until Next Time

Written By: Dennis Jasso and Inga Hendrickson

Pensando en ti
Mirando el sol
Como amanece
Detras las curtinas
Y no quiero ver este dia sin ti

Estoy aqui
Te vas para alla

Y se me fue, se me fue
Tu amor se me fue (2X)

Aunque te vas
Tan lejos de mi
Esta manana
Aqui yo siento
Solo una vez mas
A tus labios
A tus brazos
A calor de tu piel
Quiero sentir el olor del pelo
Quiero probar el sal de un beso
Tengo hoy, solo hoy
Chorus:
I want again to see you, I can’t say goodbye
I want again that feeling that I felt inside
I cannot say goodbye so until next time

Until next time
We wont say goodbye
Hang on to these times
Let’s not say goodbye

Verse:
Estamos aqui
El principio del fin
En el alma llevo
El dolor de olvidar
Acercate de mi
Para no pensar mas

A no acordar
Que manana te vas
Y se me fue, se me fue
Tu amor se me fue (2X)

Por este momento
Estas conmigo
Y manana
Quien lo explica
A mi corazon triste

Dime tu
Como lo explico
A mi corazon triste
Quiero sentir el olor del pelo
Quiero probar el sal de un beso
Tengo hoy, solo hoy
Chorus:
I want again to see you, I can’t say goodbye
I want again that feeling that I felt inside
I cannot say goodbye so until next time

Until next time
We wont say goodbye
Hang on to these times
Let’s not say goodbye

(repeat chorus)

Translation:

Thinking of you
Watching the Sun
As it rises
Behind the curtains

And I dont want to see this day without you

Im here
Your going there

And it's gone, its gone
Your love is gone (2X)

Even though you're going
So far from me

This morning
I Feel
Just one more time

Your lips
Your arms
The heat of your skin

I want to smell the scent of your skin
I want to taste the salt of a kiss

I have today, just today

Chorus:
I want again to see you, I can’t say goodbye
I want again that feeling that I felt inside
I cannot say goodbye so until next time

Until next time
We wont say goodbye
Hang on to these times
Let’s not say goodbye

Verse:
We're here
The beginning of the end
In my soul I carry
The pain of forgetting

Come closer to me
To not think more

To not remember
That tomorrow you leave

And it gone, its gone
Your love is gone (2X)

For this moment
You're with me

And tomorrow
Who explains
To my sad heart

Tell me
How I explain
To my sad heart

I want to smell the scent of your skin
I want to taste the salt of a kiss

I have today, just today

Chorus:
I want again to see you, I can’t say goodbye
I want again that feeling that I felt inside
I cannot say goodbye so until next time

Until next time
We wont say goodbye
Hang on to these times
Let’s not say goodbye

Cautivado

Written By: Manuel Ramirez,Russell Scharf, Russell Scharf

DESDE EL MOMENTO QUE TE VI BAILAR
A MI CUERPO ENTERO HICISTE SUSPIRAR
LO QUE YO QUIERO QUE ME DIGAS YA
SI A TU CORAZON ME DEJARAS ENTRAR

DESDE EL MOMENTO QUE TE VI BAILAR
A MI CUERPO ENTERO HICISTE SUSPIRAR
LO QUE YO QUIERO QUE ME DIGAS YA
SI A TU CORAZON ME DEJARAS ENTRAR

CAUTIVADO!
POR TU PIEL TU PELO, POR TU LINDA CARA, POR TI ME DESVELO
CAUTIVADO!
POR ESAS CADERAS, POR TU BOCA Y TUS LABIOS, POR TI YO ME MUERO

CAUTIVADO!
POR TU PIEL TU PELO, POR TU LINDA CARA, POR TI ME DESVELO
CAUTIVADO!
POR ESAS CADERAS, POR TU BOCA Y TUS LABIOS, POR TI YO ME MUERO

ESTA NOCHE TIENE QUE SER ETERNA
CON TU COMPAÑIA
BAJO LA LUNA LLENA
AUN FALTA TIEMPO PARA QUE AMANEZCA
Y CONTIGO A MI LADO
JAMAS HABRA MAS PENA

Solo Un Dia

Written By: Manuel Ramirez,Russell Scharf, Russell Scharf

NO SOLO AL NUBLARSE HAY UN DIA GRIS
HAY MOMENTOS DE PENA, TODOS SUFRIMOS
POR MAS QUE LOS TRATAMOS DE EVADIR
LA TRISTEZA PARECE QUE ALGO NOS QUIERE DECIR

PERO QUEE?!
DEJA YA EL ODIO ATRAS
CON TANTOS RENCORES NO VERAS UN DIA MAS
COMO LO HARE?!
QUIERE Y RESPETA MAS
COMO DESEAS QUE TE TRATEN, ASI TU LO HARAS

SOLO UN DIA
QUIERO SOLO UN DIA
SOLO UN DIA
QUIERO SOLO UN DIA

LA MUERTE NOS RONDA YA SIN FIN
SE DICE DESDE QUE NACES ESTA DENTRO DE TI
EL HOMBRE NO DECIDE SU FINAL
POR ESO ES IMPORTANTE SIEMPRE ESTAR EN PAZ

UN DIA MAS!
QUIERO YO VER EL SOL
A MI PADRE Y MI MADRE DAR TODO MI AMOR
UN DIA MAS!
UN NUEVO AMANECER
CON LOS PIES EN LA TIERRA ES COMO QUIERO SER

SOLO UN DIA
QUIERO SOLO UN DIA
SOLO UN DIA
QUIERO SOLO UN DIA

SOLO UN DIA FAL-TA Y HE DE SEGUIR
SEGURO, TENGO RAZON EN MI PENSAR
FELIZ Y HARMONIOSO HAY QUE VIVIR
NO ESPERES HASTA MAñANA, MIRA! HAZLO YA!

HAZLO YA!
EXIGE SER FELIZ
NO DEPENDE DE NADIE, SOLO ESTA EN TI
PIDE MAS!
Y TU YA LO SABRAS
Y CUANDO SEAS FELIZ ASI LO CANTARA!

SOLO UN DIA
QUIERO SOLO UN DIA
SOLO UN DIA
QUIERO SOLO UN DIA

American Dream

Written By: Carlos Fontana,Randy Sanchez, Randy Sanchez

AHORA OTRO RUMBO TOMA MI VIDA
ATRÁS SE QUEDO LO QUE MAS QUERIA
UNA NUEVA CIUDAD UN IDIOMA EXTRANO
ESPERO QUE MIS PADRES VIVAN MUCHOS ANOS

TODAS LAS CULTURAS TAN DIFERENTES
PERO A SUS PATRIOTAS NO LE IMPORTA NI SU GENTE
ESTA GRAN NACION QUE DICE SER LEAL
PERO AL IMIGRANTE LE DICEN CRIMINAL

CUANDO VOLVERAS
CUANDO VOLVERAS
CUANDO VOLVERAS
CUANDO VOLVERAS

MIRA A LA POBRE LYGIA MARIA
LAVANDO Y PLANCHANDO ESTA TODO EL DIA
ELLA TRABAJA TREINTA HORA’LA SEMANA
PARA AYUDAR A SU MADRE QUE ESTA EN CAMA

TODAS LAS CULTURAS TAN DIFERENTES
PERO A SUS PATRIOTAS NO LE IMPORTA NI SU GENTE
ESTA GRAN NACION QUE DICE SER LEAL
PERO AL IMIGRANTE LE DICEN CRIMINAL

CUANDO VOLVERAS
CUANDO VOLVERAS
CUANDO VOLVERAS
CUANDO VOLVERAS

CUANDO VOLVERAS
CUANDO VOLVERAS
CUANDO VOLVERAS
CUANDO VOLVERAS

CUANDO VOLVERAS
Pregon: Pregunta Maria
CUANDO VOLVERAS
Pregon: Te Espero Algun Dia
CUANDO VOLVERAS
Pregon: Ay Que Ironia
CUANDO VOLVERAS
Pregon: La Llora Noche y Dia

Solo Un Dia

Written By: Manny Ramirez

No Solo Al Nublarse Hay Un Dia Gris
Hay Momentos Difíciles y Todos Sufrimos
Por Mas Que Los Tratamos de Evadir
La Tristeza Parece Que Algo Nos Quiere Decir

Pero Que?
Deja ya el odio atras
Con tantos rencores no veras un día mas
Como Lo Hare?
Quiere y respeta mas
Como deseas que te traten así tu lo harás

Solo un dia, quiero solo un dia
Solo un dia, quiero solo un día

La muerte nos ronda ya sin fin
Dicen que desde que naces esta dentro de ti
El hombre no decide su final
Por eso es importante estar en paz

Un Dia Mas!
Quiero yo ver el sol
A mi padre y mi madre dar todo mi amor
Un Dia Mas!
Un nuevo amanecer
Con los pies en la tierra es como quiero ser

Solo un dia, quiero solo un día
Solo un dia, quiero solo un día

Solo un dia falta para seguir
Y se que tengo razón en mi pensar
Feliz y armonioso hay que vivir
Pero no espere a mañana, hay que hacerlo ya!

Hazlo ya!
Exige ser feliz
No depende de nadie solo esta en ti
Pide mas!
Y tu ya lo sabras
Pues cuando seas feliz así lo cantaras:

Solo un dia, quiero solo un día
Solo un dia, quiero solo un día
Solo un dia, quiero solo un día
Solo un dia, quiero solo un día

Discography

Nosotros XX: 20 Anniversary Compilation (2014)

Ver El Sol EP (2011)

Llena La Alma (2006) 

Nosotros (2004)

Pico (2000)

Palomo (1998)

COMPILATION CDs

Afro: Baile Music Compilation 2008

Nasty Cactus Music Compilation 2004

NM Showcase Compilation 2002 

RADIO, FILM, TELEVISION:

Featured on NPR’s Alt Latino 2012
My 50 TV New Mexico CW 2012
The After After Party with Steven Michael Quezada 2011
Appearance in the feature film "Becoming Eduardo" 2009
New Mexico Southwest Sounds 2007
TV Commercial Featuring Nosotros - NM Powerball Lottery 2005
TV Commercial for Albuquerque Tri-Centennial 2005

TV Commercial featuring Nosotros as "Artist of the Month" by the NM Music Commission December 2005 TV Commercial for the Albuquerque Hilton's New Year's Eve Party featuring Nosotros December 2005

NOTABLE AWARDS:

Best Latin Song - 2015 NM Music Awards

Best Hispanic Contemporary Song - 2012 MIC Award

Best Latin Singer - 2012 New Mexico Musician's Fund

Best Guitar - 2012 New Mexico Musician's Fund

Best Drums - 2012 New Mexico Musician's Fund

Best Horns - 2012 New Mexico Musician's Fund

2nd Place - 2011 Telluride Jazz Festival Band Contest

Guitar Duo of The Year - 2011 New Mexico Musician's Fund

Horn Duo of The Year - 2011 New Mexico Musician's Fund

Best of Burque 2010 - The Weekly Alibi's Annual Readers' Poll

Best of Burque 2008 - The Weekly Alibi's Annual Reader's Poll

Artist of the Month - January 2008 Indigenous Internet Chamber of Commerce Best Hispanic 

Contemporary Song - 2007 MIC Awards

Best Arrangement - 2007 MIC Awards

Best Engineer - 2007 MIC Awards

Winner - 2006 John Lennon Songwriting Contest

Semi-Finalist - 2006 International Songwriting Competition

Best of Santa Fe - 2006 Santa Fe Reporter Reader's Poll

Male Entertainers of the Year - 2006 NM Musicians Fund

Artist of the Month - December 2005 NM Music Commission

Best of Burque - 2005 Albuquerque Alibi Reader's Poll

Album of the Year - 2004 MIC Awards

Best Producer - 2004 MIC Awards

Best Traditional Hispanic Song - 2004 MIC Awards

Salsa/Tropical Song of the Year - 2004 NM Hispanic Music Awards

Set List

ORIGINALS
American Dreams
Mayordomo
Cautivado
Siempre Seguimos
Solo Un Dia
Mama Tierra
Amor Sincero
Until Next Time
Quemazon
Mestizaje
Viboras
Hermosa
Mamacita
Perseguido
La Unica
El Caído
Mirame
Las Brasas
Olvidarme
Aqui Y Alla

COVERS
Vivir Mi Vida - Marc Anthony
Yo No Se Mañana - Luis Enrique
Lloraras - Oscar de Leon
El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico: Brujeria, Me Libere, El Menu
Baila Mi Gente - Poncho Sanchez
Besame Mama - Mongo Santamaría
El Carretero - Buena Vista Social Club
Cumbia Raza - Los Lobos
El Dia de Mi Suerte - Hector Lavoe
Tu Cariñito - Puerto Rican Power
Me Voy - Hector Acosta "El Torito"
Shhh - Kumbia Kings
Carnaval - Celia Cruz
La Noche - Yoskar Sarante
La Camisa Negra - Juanes
Lamento Boliviano - Enanitos Verdes