Chart-Topping Duranguense Sensation Alacranes Musical Takes the Stage at the Moonshine Ball in September at Tunica Roadhouse

August 31, 2016

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 Chart-Topping Duranguense Sensation Alacranes Musical Takes the Stage at the Moonshine Ball in September at Tunica Roadhouse

 

TUNICA, Miss., August 31, 2016 – Latin Grammy nominated Alacranes Musical will bring their popular Duranguense music to Tunica Roadhouse’s Moonshine Ball on September 16 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15.75, and are available at Ticketmaster.com here http://bit.ly/2bofM2Q. Guests must be 21 years old or older to attend. The Moonshine Ball will take place in the Delta Ballroom on the second floor of Tunica Roadhouse.

 

A leading Duranguense group, Alacranes Musical’s sound has one foot in the past – hearkening back to tamborazo zacatecano, a style popular during the Mexican revolution – while the instrumentation (electric bass, brass and synthesizers) has its foot firmly planted in the present. Part of the original flowering of Duranguense in Chicago, the group was catapulted to stardom in 2004 with the release of A Cambio De Que. A run of chart-topping singles and awards followed; the group now plays alongside the biggest names in regional Mexican music.

 

About Duranguenese music

 

Though most homegrown Spanish-language music comes from California or Texas, Duranguense is based in Chicago and is inspired by one of Mexico’s least populated states, Durango, familiar only as a movie landscape backdrop for old Westerns. Duranguense (also known as pasito duranguense) is a popular genre of Mexican-American music which is closely related to the banda and norteño styles. The main instruments, which are held over from banda, are the saxophone, trombone, and bass drum. However, what sets the duranguense ensemble apart from banda is the addition of synthesizers to play both melodies and the tuba bassline. The tempo is also noticeably faster than banda or norteño. Among the duranguense elements carried over from other genres is el tamborazo; a heavy percussion line consisting of the bass drum and varied snare drum rolls.

 

Alacranes Musical bio from www.allmusic.com

 

Formed in Aurora, Illinois, duranguense pacesetters Alacranes Musical became a fixture on Regional Mexican radio starting in 2004. The group chose their name ("Scorpion") to pay homage to their rustic, arid home state of Durango and uses a style called ‘Duranguense’ which is musically illustrated by the marked use of saxophones, synthesizers, and drums. This style originated from El Oro in the state of Durango, Mexico, and it gives hints of musical perfection, with a totally renovated sound and a very Mexican flavor. The group’s name is synonymous with multiple gold and platinum albums and several awards including, the Latin Grammy, Premio Lo Nuestro, Premio Furia Musical, and Premios de Radio. With n ideas, new talent, and innovative sounds, they launched a new production in 2015 which includes duets with different artists of the regional Mexican genre. Alacranes Musical have not slowed their pace since they first burst onto the music scene, maintaining a staggering touring schedule while writing and recording new material. The group has left their mark throughout their artistic career as one of the most successful Latin music groups and the undeniable leader in Duranguense music.

 

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Tunica Roadhouse Casino & Hotel originally opened August 1, 1994 as Sheraton Casino and Hotel. The updated Tunica Roadhouse casino opened December 18, 2009, 20 minutes south of Memphis at Casino Center just off of the historic and official Mississippi Blues Highway, U.S. 61. Tunica Roadhouse is known for serving up exemplary customer service and southern hospitality alongside the best value low-limit games in town. The 92,000 square-foot casino and hotel features 134 spacious and elegant suites each with king size beds and marble and granite whirlpool tubs, 33,000 square feet of gaming space, 800 slots and video poker machines, 36 table games, designated motorcycle parking, and a gift shop. For more information, please visit www.tunica-roadhouse.com.

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