Del Castillo will bring its cross-cultural blend of music to the stage at the Hilton Garden Inn on South Padre Island in a concert presented by El Paseo Arts Foundation.
The show will include a special performance section featuring some of the band’s signature hits, and then the floor opens for dancing to the group’s exciting rhythms and eclectic blend of flamenco, rock, Latin, blues and world music.
The event begins at 6:30 p.m. with finger foods and a cash bar and Del Castillo will take the stage at 7:30 p.m.
Between the release of their first CD, “Brothers of the Castle” back in 2001, to their 2006 release, “Brotherhood,” Del Castillo received an astonishing 18 awards including SXSW/Austin Music Album of the Year awards for “Vida” (2002) and “Brotherhood” (2006); Band of the Year in 2003; ASCAP’s Best Independent Group of the Year in 2005; and Austin Music Pundits Best Live Act in 2004.
Film Director Robert Rodriguez attended a Del Castillo concert in 2002 and then enlisted the group to contribute music to the soundtracks of his movies, such as “Spy Kids 3D,” “Once Upon a Time in Mexico,” “Sin City,” and “Grindhouse.”
Rodriguez was so impressed with Del Castillo that he wanted to record with them, so together, they formed Chingnon and recorded an electric rendition of the Mexican classic song “MalaguenaSalerosa.”
Quentin Tarantino loved it so much that he re-did the ending sequence of “Kill Bill Vol. II” to fit the song into his movie.
By 2004, Del Castillo was touring nationwide across the country playing with such diverse acts as Styx, Los Lonely Boys, Ozomatli, Don Henley, Los Lobos, and Willie Nelson. They have performed at three of Willie Nelson’s 4th Of July Picnics and at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival.
Tickets are priced at $25 per person ($20 for El Paseo Arts members) and are available for purchase in South Padre Island at Paragraph’s Book Store, in Port Isabel at The Art Gallery in Lighthouse Square and online at elpaseoarts.org.