I attended the ¡Pachanga! Latino Music Festival last month and took pics of the three acts we featured in pop quizzes as a mini-countdown to the event.  This Charanga Cakewalk show pic-olio is 3 of 3.  (Part 2 David Garza here or scroll down for it and Part 1 Maneja Beto here or scroll down.)  Check out the Charanga Cakewalk popolio pop quiz here and enjoy this last pic-olio of the ¡Pachanga! series.










As a mini-countdown to the ¡Pachanga! Latino Music Festival THIS SATURDAY popolio is featuring 3 ¡Pachanga! Artists in  pop quizzes Wednesday through today.

Maneja Beto [Bobby Garza] pop quiz
David Garza pop quiz

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Last, but certainly not least, is Charanga Cakewalk.  This Austin-based artist ( Miguel Ramos) brews various distinct Latin rhythms (Tejano, merengue, and , prominently, cumbia), throws in a dash of lounge, and sprinkles in  some electronic beats to create a jambalaya of sound.  And that’s just for starters.  Yesterday’s pop quizzer, David Garza, has guested on his work.  His lyrical content adds to an experience that becomes somewhat of a sonic stream of consciousness. He plays the Plaza Stage at 8:15PM (at Fiesta Gardens).  Check the ¡Pachanga! Fest site here for more 411.

May 29, 2009

Name:   Charanga Cakewalk
Genre:   Latino
Latest Release:  Forthcoming Third Release (Self-Released)
Release Date:   TBD

This, That, or the Other
1. Underground OR Mainstream? Mainstream?
2. Maintain Artistic Integrity and Vision OR Make a lot of Money? (or both)???Maintain Artistic Integrity and Vision and make a good living.
3. Studio or Stage? Studio is my favorite.
4. Spirituality or Hedonism? Spirituality
5. Make Love, Have Sex, OR %$*!? Well…Fuck of course. 

Fill in the Blank
6. Music is my life.
7. I’m musically inspired by passion and emotion.
8. My favorite old school joint is “In the Midnight Hour” by Wilson Pickett.
9. If I was a super hero I’d be Underdog.
10. Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll should change to Bump and Grind.

Short Answer
11. I make music because:  There is nothing else.
12. I want my fans to:  Know I love them.
13. If I could share one thing about myself it would be:  I love sports.
14. Wild Card!  Editor’s Note:  N/A
15. I want my musical legacy to be:  That I always did my best. 

Listen to “Dirty Cumbia” from Charanga Cakewalk’s forthcoming third release.  Go to the MySpace Page for more. 
Charanga Cakewalk’s favorite old school joint!