Saturday, October 28, 2017, 8pm
Captivating audiences with rancheras and Mexican regional music flare, Grammy Award nominated artists Paquita La Del Barrio, Banda El Recodo and Los Recoditos are coming to Citizens Business Bank Arena this fall. For lovers of the genres, high intensity and lots of energy awaits in this must-see show. Tickets on-sale now!
Paquita La Del Barrio (“Paquita from the neighborhood”) is the stage name of Francisca Viveros Barradas, a Mexican Grammy nominated singer of rancheras and other Mexican styles.
She was born in Alto Lucero, Veracruz and started her career in Mexico City in 1970. Her songs usually take a stance against Mexico’s sexist male culture. This has made her popular among female audiences. She is known for her often confrontational presence; her signature phrase, with which she often teases male spectators in her shows, is “¿Me estás oyendo, inútil?” (“Are you listening to me, you good-for-nothing?”). One of her best-known songs is Rata de dos patas (Eng: “Two-legged rat”), in which she compares an ex-lover to a variety of vermin and other untrustworthy animals.
Paquita duets with singer Ricardo Arjona on “Ni Tu Ni Yo” on his album 5to Piso (2008). She also performed at the Premios Lo Nuestro and participated in the “Somos El Mundo” the Spanish version of “We Are The World.” Also the hit song Rata de Dos patas was written by Siboney Alexis Joslyn for José Alfredo gonzalez.
She was honored with the lifetime achievement prize at the Premio lo Nuestro awards (2016). #SPMGMedia #IECN