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Los Mocochetes Bring Their Funky Protest Music To CPR’s OpenAir

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<p>(Photo: CPR / Irvin Coffee)</p>
<p>Los Mocochetes</p>

Los Mocochetes have become live favorites in Denver for their thrilling blend of percussion, guitars, horns and vocals that incorporates elements of Chicano rock and funk. The seven-piece band's songs feature politically minded lyrics, and it's easy for a listener to sing along to songs like "¡Que Viva Revolución!" Their entry to this year's Tiny Desk Contest from NPR Music was one of our favorite Colorado entries.

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Los Mocochetes stopped into the CPR Performance Studio before their Saturday night show at Larimer Lounge. The band members played four songs and spoke with Bruce Trujillo about coming up with their band name at Walmart, how they came to play protest music and winning Westword's "Best Latin Band" award last year.

Stream the session and watch Los Mocochetes perform "¡Que Viva Revolución!" above. Watch more videos on our YouTube page.

Songs performed:

  • "¡Que Viva Revolución!"
  • "The Sun Will Shine"
  • "Can't Buy Power"
  • "Gypsy RIP"