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Los Apson at The Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood

A Still of a Los Apson
(Courtesy:The Roxy Theatre)

This June, Goldenvoice is presenting the Mexican Rock N Roll band Los Apson. Formed in Agua Prieta, Sonora in the early 1960's the band took their name from the initials of their hometown Agua Prieta Sonora.

The Apson is a Mexican of rock and roll group originally from Agua Prieta. Sonora was one of the major successful bands in the second half of the 1960s. Almost all the group’s members originally hail from Agua Prieta , Sonora , hence the name of the group "Agua Prieta SONora";  spearheaded the phenomenon that went on to be known in Mexico as the northern invasion. Their presence in the artistic fraternity altered the musical tastes of the youth of that time, which were gradually moving away from the musical movement of original rock and roll, and began dabbling in new rhythms. Along with the English Wave, the Apsons were perhaps one of the main decisive influencing factors for the Mexican musical movement in acquiring other musical nuances.

At the end of the 50s, son of the merchant Eduardo Durazo son Arturo Durazo, had grown up under the umbrella of two cultures, norteño corridos and American music. The proximity with the United States allowed Arturo to learn about the musical novelties for which he developed a special taste. Like many young people, he tried to interpret new topics for which he had to work in Ensenada , Baja California . Arturo shared the same musical tastes with his brother Francisco and both set out to form a musical ensemble. Being fully aware of the musical movement that took place in the Central and Western part of the Mexican Republic, they were also keen to participate in this phenomenon. Almost simultaneously, Jose Luis Garcia, son of Jose Ramon Garcia, who owned a bar in Agua Prieta called "Silver Dollar" had the same concern. On his birthday someone gifted him a saxophone.

The relationships his father had with many musicians were gave Jose Luis the opportunity to learn to play it. He soon crossed the border to witness the performances of various American groups of the time, since the municipality predominated the taste for ranchera music. Soon he met the Durazo brothers, with whom he forged a friendship, which would facilitate things, to channel their concerns. Thus began a new musical itinerary.

The show is on June 2, 2018 at The Roxy Theatre, 9009 West Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA

For details, visit; www.theroxy.com

Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at a Los Apson performance.

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