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Tropa Magica Plays Music From Debut Album At CPR’s OpenAir

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<p>Photo: CPR / Hart Van Denburg</p>
<p>Tropa Magica</p>

Tropa Magica is a new project from brothers David and Rene Pacheco, founders of the Los Angeles band Thee Commons. They released their self-titled debut album as Tropa Magica last year. The Pachecos expand on their "psychedelic cumbia punk" sound on the record by adding jazz and pop influences.

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Tropa Magica stopped by the CPR Performance Studio last year. The band members played four songs and spoke with Bruce Trujillo about forming Tropa Magica on New Year's Day 2018, taking inspiration from French cabaret singer Édith Piaf and the growing popularity of Latinx music in the U.S.

Stream the session and watch Tropa Magica perform "LSD Roma" above. Watch more videos on our YouTube page. See more photos below.

Songs performed:

  • "La Flor"
  • "Ya Viejo / Disco Queen"
  • "Morena"
  • "LSD Roma"