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É Arenas of Chicano Batman Puts A Sweet New Foodie Spin on Holiday Song ‘Buñuelos A Monton (Una Cumbia Navideña)’

É Arenas (Eduardo Arenas), the bass player for Chicano Batman releases a special cumbia navideña (an original Spanish Christmas carol) called “Buñuelos a Monton.”

Available now on iTunes, Spotify & CD Baby: http://cdbaby.com/cd/earenas4

The song, “Buñuelos a Monton,” was composed, recorded, and mixed by É Arenas. It is inspired by the 70’s tropical cumbia sounds of Chico Che, Rigo Tovar, classic cumbia navideña songs like “Mi Burrito Sabanero” and all the songs that bump in Latin America where Christmas comes in what would be the beginning of their summer. They are more than just songs; the music is embedded in the culture of family celebrations.

Mostly “Buñuelos a Monton” is about the traditional food prepared and eaten as a family during the Christmas holiday. For É Arenas the song is a way to help keep some of these food prep traditions alive. Just like different cultures have unique oral tradition and storytelling, each family has their own recipe and flavor and the taste of food holds massive nostalgic value that runs back generations. Arenas hopes his song “Buñuelos a Monton” reminds young listeners to get in the kitchen with their elders before it’s too late.

Says Arenas, “I feel that maybe two generations from now, lots of recipes will be lost. Young people will be scrambling over YouTube videos for any reincarnation of their family’s old-school recipes. However, they merely need to get in the kitchen and help parents and grandparents cook. Tradition comes from helping to cook not just coming over to eat. This is my personal reflection of those cooking parties, and putting it into a song memorializes the message forever, for me and anyone else that itches to keep the flavor lineage alive.”

With this foodie themed Latin Christmas cumbia É Arenas attempts to evolve the ‘cumbia navideña’ while keeping the classic aesthetic of the analog sound and melodies and with lyrics that Latinos, both young and old, can relate to. But of course the song is targeted to and will start with a young audience, perhaps Chicano Batman fans, and go from there.

“I wish for this track to bridge a generational gap meaning that grandma, mom, son and daughter will all take a piece of the song and relate. I wish for it to cause a resonating conversation inside of families or groups of friends about how we have more in common than we think,” Says Arenas.

Maybe with “Buñuelos a Monton” É Arenas can be the invisible pilot choreographing a nostalgic trip down memory lane to remind people how good things use to be while also inspiring them to make new memories. It’s never too late to make things good again.

Stay tuned for cumbia “Mar Iguana” set for 45 vinyl record coming in January 2018!

BeerX Beer Music and Grub Festival Date Set, Presale Starts Tomorrow

The third annual 91X Presents BeerX (Beer * Music * Grub) is set for Saturday, August 12 at San Diego, California’s scenic Waterfront Park. The festival will feature top reggae, roots and alternative music artists with headliners Iration, as well as J Boog, Magic!, Chicano Batman, and San Diego’s own Trouble In The Wind and Splavender. In addition, BeerX will offercomplimentary craft beer tastings, with an extensive craft beer lineup highlighting some of San Diego and Southern California’s top breweries, and local food selections.

Iration said, “We’re stoked to be paired up with two of our favorite things about San Diego…91X and beer! It’s going to be a great day of music and beer-sampling in a perfect summer setting. Come out and join us August 12!”

Tickets for 91X Presents BeerX go on sale Friday, June 16 at 10:00 AM PT at www.BeerXSanDiego.com, with a special 91X presale beginning Wednesday, June 14 at 10:00 AM PT. See below for details.

Produced by premier music festival production company Synergy Global Entertainment (SGE) and Orange County, California’s most successful and respected craft beer festival producer Brew Ha Ha Productions, the festival will feature over 120 craft beers, along with a full day of music.

The initial list of breweries includes: Alesmith, Artifex, Beachwood Brewing, Green Flash, Karl Strauss, Lost Abbey, Mikkeller San Diego, Modern Times, Monkey Paw, Noble Ale Works,Stone Brewing, and Track 7 Brewing, with many more to be announced.

Cameron Collins, Co-Founder & Director of Events at Brew Ha Ha Productions says, “BeerX is the perfect summer pairing! Some of the best breweries from San Diego, Southern California and beyond, epic reggae artists and tasty grub all set on the beautiful San Diego coastline. I live for this stuff! I can confidently say this will be the BEST BeerX ever!”

91X Music Director and Midday host Hilary proclaims, “BeerX is pure radness! Under the sun, on the grass right next to the ocean, with bands who will bring the perfect vibe…we’ve put as much energy into curating the music as we have the lineup of breweries that will be there. It really is the perfect San Diego summer festival!”

During VIP and early entry tastings (from Noon – 4:00 PM), and general admission tastings (from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM), 91X Presents BeerX attendees 21+ will enjoy unlimited craft beer samples from top breweries. Local food trucks and pop-up restaurants will also be on site selling a variety of delicious and unique food options throughout the day and evening. Craft beer and other libations will be available for purchase at concession stands as well. All-ages attendees may enter after 4:30 PM with a regularly priced ticket. Music starts at 12:30 PM and ends at 10:00 PM.

An extremely limited number of BeerX $45 discounted presale tickets will be available starting Wednesday, June 14 at 10:00 AM PT. Information and presale codes from participating radio stations are available from 91X, Z90, and Magic 92.5.

Starting Friday, June 16 at 10:00 AM PT, General Admission and VIP tickets will be available for purchase for the following prices. Note: All tickets for those 21+ include beer tasting, and access to live music.

 

General Admission: $50

Early Entry Admission: $65

One hour early entry for craft beer tastings, starting at Noon

VIP Lounge + Early Entry: $99

Includes 1 VIP admission ticket to BeerX

VIP Entry Lane

Access to BeerX VIP Lounge, which includes:

-Early entry at 12:00pm for beer tastings

-Exclusive tastings in VIP Lounge

-VIP viewing from the Lounge

-VIP cash bar

-Private restrooms

All ages welcome AFTER 4:30 pm

Side Of Stage Viewing + VIP Lounge With Early Entry: $229

Includes 1 VIP admission ticket to BeerX

Access to side of stage viewing platform on the Main Stage

VIP Entry Lane

Access to BeerX VIP Lounge, which includes:

-Early entry at 12:00pm for beer tastings

-Exclusive tastings in VIP Lounge

-VIP viewing from the Lounge

-VIP cash bar

-Private restrooms

All ages welcome AFTER 4:30 pm

 

Waterfront Park is located at 1600 Pacific Highway in San Diego, near North San Diego Bay. 91X Presents BeerX will have a convenient drop off area for ride sharing and taxis, and the Green Line to San Diego’s Santa Fe Depot train station is just three blocks from Waterfront Park.

​The festival producers encourage attendees to drink responsibly.

BeerX sponsors include Pacifico, Corona, Ballast Point, and more.

Media partners include San Diego’s iconic alternative radio station 91X, Z90.3 (XHTZ-FM) and Magic 92.5 (XHRM-FM).

For more information on 91X Presents BeerX, visit:

Website: www.BeerXSanDiego.com

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