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A 40th Anniversary Celebration With Orkesta Mendoza featuring Gaby Moreno and a special performance by Mariachi Aztlán de Pueblo High School



On Friday, December 8th, KXCI will celebrate its 40th Anniversary at the historic El Casino Ballroom with Orkesta Mendoza featuring Gaby Moreno. Orkesta Mendoza is a Latin big band from Tucson, Arizona founded by singer and guitarist Sergio Mendoza in 2009. Using Latin percussion, accordion, brass, and steel guitars, the band’s style, dubbed “indie mambo”, combines ranchera, cumbia, psychedelic and indie rock.

Gaby Moreno is a Latin GRAMMY-winning Guatemalan-born singer-songwriter, producer, film composer, and guitarist. Moreno performs many genres including Latin, alternative, blues, folk, and Americana in both Spanish and English. 

Gaby Moreno performed in our Congress Street Studio backed by Brian Lopez and Sergio Mendoza in March 2023 ahead of her performance opening for Los Lobos. This video captures her songwriting, passion, and playfulness.

Nogales-born band leader Sergio Mendoza has long wanted to create a special evening for KXCI and celebrating KXCI’s 40th Anniversary was the perfect reason to invite his compañera Gaby Moreno. 

Doors open at 6:00 pm, and music starts at 7:00 pm. Advance general admission tickets are  $40 for KXCI Members and $45 in advance for the general public. Tickets can be purchased online , and at the door. All tickets will be $50 at the door. Food will be available for purchase.

All proceeds support KXCI’s mission to connect the communities of Tucson and Southern Arizona to each other and to the world with informative, engaging, and creative community-based programming. KXCI Executive Director Elva De La Torre will emcee the show. 

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