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La Mafia's New Album
"AMOR Y SEXO"
Official release date May 6, 2014
Album Nuevo De La Mafia
"AMOR Y SEXO"
Lanzamiento oficial Mayo 6 2014
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It’s almost impossible to overstate the impact and influence of La Mafia.
Oscar De La Rosa and Mando Lichtenberger Jr. founded the group in the early ’80s and honed in on a unique sound that combined traditional elements with the melodies and polish of pop. La Mafia became one of the first Mexican-American groups to tour throughout the U.S., Mexico, Central and South America. They’ve scored countless radio hits, won Grammys and were recognized by Billboard magazine as one of the top 25 Latin artists of the past 25 years.
The current lineup includes De La Rosa, Lichtenberger, David De La Garza (keyboards, vocals) Tim Ruiz (bass), Joe Gonzales (drums) and Viktor Pacheco (guitar).
La Mafia founding members Oscar De La Rosa & Armando Lichtenberger Jr. started up in Houston in the early 1980s, and for more than three decades have become one of the largest and most critically-acclaimed names in Latin Music. Since the beginning, La Mafia has gained admirers worldwide thanks to a blend of Oscar De La Rosa’s passionate singing and Armando Lichtenberger Jr.’s polished productions. Thanks to this matchless talent, La Mafia has been able to become a household name to generations of music lovers.
It’s been awhile since La Mafia release their last album Eternamente Romanticos which was nominated for a Latin Grammy in 2009. In the tradition of musica romantica, La Mafia officially announced on their Facebook page on Valentines Day the name and release date of their new album.
La Mafia’s love ballads always seem to find a way into the hearts of many listeners but La Mafia’s latest release is sure to launch itself into the arms of lovers to “Sexo”. For newly wedded lovers, married lovers and lovers of all ages keep this album on your radar.
La Mafia’s new cd titled “Amor Y Sexo” is officially schedule for a release date on May 6, 2014. Along with the release of the cd “Amor Y Sexo” La Mafia has also announced a tour under the same name “Amor Y Sexo” Tour 2014 for the release of the new album.
Anybody who doubts the endurance of Latino music giant La Mafia needed to look no further Concert-goers of all ages always arrive by the thousands for a glimpse of the Grammy Award winning group even if they are there to see another band. Many in the audience say they have been fans of the La Mafia for years, if not decades. Immediately concert-goers identify themselves as “huge fans.”
For many fans, La Mafia has always been one of their favorite Tejano bands since they were kids. Sometimes it’s hard to be able to get tickets or even find seats for their shows. When the crew from radio station Magic 93.7, the concert’s sponsor, asked “how many of you guys have heard of La Mafia,” the place erupted in applause during one of their shows.
La Mafia, a group Billboard hails as “among the most versatile Latino bands,” gained some of its most acclaim with the 1991 album “Estas Tocando Fuego,” which sold nearly 1 million copies. Their 1993 album “Ahora y Siempre” went triple platinum. The group has won Grammy Awards for its 1996 album “Un Million De Rosas” and again for 1997’s “En Tus Manos.”
More recently, the group has won Latin Grammy Awards for its 2004 album “Para El Pueblo” and for 2006’s “Nuevamente.” Billboard has also named the group as one of the Top 10 Latino groups of the 1990s. But, judging from the crowd at their shows, La Mafia is still going strong.
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A “Merry Christmas Wish” from Oscar De La Rosa recorded at La Mafia’s recording studio in Houston, Texas.
“Un Saludo Navideño” con Oscar De La Rosa grabado en los Estudios de La Mafia en Houston, Texas.
It’s been a rough year for the lead singer Oscar De La Rosa of Grammy award winning La Mafia. With the passing of his older brother Henry Gonzales, his mother Jani De La Rosa Gonzales and an assault that left him out of the spotlight for a while many fans wanted to offer their support.
In appreciation to his fans Oscar De La Rosa publicly posted his own personal phone number on facebook so that his fans could speak directly to him.
“This is something I wanted to do as appreciation to all the warm comments and concern my fans and friends have shown me this year in my personal time of need. Your emotional support gives me strength. Vida, Love & Peace” – Oscar De La Rosa
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Closely associated with Tejano’s greatest era in the 1980s and early ’90s, the band’s music is the equivalent of classic rock for la raza, and La Mafia is as much a brand as a musical group.
On the radio, La Mafia often falls into the recuerdos formats.
“We’ve been fortunate that some of our songs have crossed into that plateau of standards,” Lichtenberger said. “When we come into an area, we’re definitely (preceded) by our hits. I feel very lucky.”
But the superstar band isn’t immune to the downturn in the Tejano music marketplace — fewer radio stations, smaller budgets and changing demographics and tastes.
Lichtenberger says the only choice is to stay true to their roots and their fans.
“We’re in the studio finishing out an album, and we do think about, ‘Who do we plan on satisfying?’ It’s a tough battle,” he explained.
“All bands that have been around as long as we’ve been around have that same challenge. Basically, we just do what feels good. But there’s no way we can do some of the (regional Mexican) styles that are on the radio.”
He’s referring to some of the hyper West Coast sounds coming into vogue, including musica alterada, an ultra-fast variant of norteño.
“It translates to accelerated music, basically. When you hear it, you understand why,” Lichtenberger said.
“It’s like norteño turned up on 78 rpm. It’s like a rave, a whole different scene. We have nothing in common. We’re always looking for that common denominator. It’s getting harder.”
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The La Mafia drought is over. It has been more than a year since Houston’s legendary Tejano band played in San Antonio. That’s scarcer than rain in these parts.
La Mafia returns Saturday to play a concert/dance with Jay Perez and Grupo Massore at the San Antonio Event Center.
Keyboardist and record producer Armando “Mando” Lichtenberger Jr., who founded the group with Oscar De La Rosa, assures that the absence wasn’t anything personal. “We’ve just been booked in other places,” he said.
De La Rosa, a solo star in his own right, has always been La Mafia’s most passionate, outspoken member. There’s another drought on his mind — the one involving Tejano music and the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo.
“The people at the rodeo may not like this, but I think it’s very disrespectful that the rodeo doesn’t respect the Tejano artist. There are still a lot of big Tejano artists that should be performing at that rodeo, indoors not outdoors,” De La Rosa said.
“I don’t think that’s right. I think fans in San Antonio should protest. It’s time we start standing up. I think Tejano artists shouldn’t even play on the grounds. They should just stay away from it until they get the respect and get a spot indoors.”
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