ccording to Louie Perez, co-founder, songwriter, and guitarist for Los Lobos, “Mass incarceration, detention, and deportation are tearing people apart.”
The legendary rock band will be performing at this year’s #JusticeAidConcert—a music benefit for the Immigrant Defense Project to be held on Tuesday, April 16th, at The Hamilton in Washington, DC.
TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 2019, AT THE HAMILTON
600 14th St, NW, Washington, DC
6:00 PM Doors Open / 7:00 PM Performance & Dinner
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We are proud and honored to be part of this event to bring awareness to the issues that affect so many immigrants and people living in the U.S.
Hailing from East LA, Los Lobos has recorded over two dozen albums as well as music for numerous movie projects since their debut in 1973. The band is known for its unique blend of rock, folk, jazz, Tex/Mex, R&B, and traditional music—embracing and reflecting the musicians’ Latino/ Mexican immigrant roots and in a voice that is quintessentially American.
“We couldn’t ask for a better musical match to the work of our 2019 beneficiary the Immigrant Defense Project than Los Lobos,” says Danny Melnick, producer of the JusticeAid concert and President of Absolutely Live Entertainment LLC, “And their music is guaranteed to have you dancing in the aisles!”
The thread that runs through our music is our own culture. We are an American band in the purest definition because America is made of so many different things.
“Our band has always been about service in addition to being good to dance to. In performing at the JusticeAid concert, we hope this will bring justice to immigrant families and bring them together.”
With hits ranging from Will the Wolf Survive and One Time One Night to their #1 recording of Ritchie Valen’s La Bamba, Los Lobos is a band that continually reboots itself and expands its scope with each passing year, while never losing sight of where they came from.
Here’s what music critics are saying about Los Lobos:
“Each new recording they make moves Los Lobos into another new dimension while simultaneously sounding like no one else in the world but Los Lobos. As “All About Jazz” raved, ‘The genius of Los Lobos resides in their innate ability to find the redemptive power of music, no matter the style they choose to play.’”
“Los Lobos is a real kick because they incorporate rock & roll in its various incarnations over the decades reaching back to its Country/Blues roots along with Tex/Mex and Mariachi influences. It doesn’t really matter whether they are performing “La Pistola y el Corazon” in Spanish or “West L.A. Fadeaway” by the Grateful Dead, the music resonates in your solar plexus.”
—Bob Gersztyn, Blues Rock Review
And please remember, this is a music benefit for an important cause! Learn more about IDP and the atrocities of “crimmigration” at our #JusticeAidForum: Indefensible: Immigrants Trapped by the Criminalization of the Immigration Process
MONDAY, APRIL 15TH AT PUBLIC WELFARE FOUNDATION’S TRUE REFORMER BUILDING
1200 U Street, NW, Washington, DC
6:00 PM Doors Open / 6:30 PM Panel Begins
FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
IMMIGRANT DEFENSE PROJECT
Working at the intersection of racially biased U.S. criminal and immigration systems, the Immigrant Defense Project (IDP) is making major strides in securing fairness and justice for immigrants in the United States. JusticeAid is excited to help, and we appreciate your support.