DeVotchKa with Orkesta Mendoza

The Orpheum Theater Presents:

DeVotchKa with Orkesta Mendoza

Monday, October 1 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$25.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

DeVotchKa
DeVotchKa
DeVotchKa is a four piece multi-instrumental and vocal ensemble that fuses Romani, Greek, Slavic, Bolero, and Mariachi music with American punk and folk roots. They take their name from Anthony Burgess' Nadsat word for "young girl," which is itself derived from the Russian word (девочка) of the same meaning. Based in Denver, Colorado, the quartet is made up of Nick Urata, who sings and plays theremin, guitar, bouzouki, piano, and trumpet; Tom Hagerman, who plays violin, accordion, and piano; Jeanie Schroder, who sings and plays sousaphone and double bass; and Shawn King, who plays percussion and trumpet.
Orkesta Mendoza
Orkesta Mendoza
Sergio Mendoza y La Orkestra: It's a safe bet that most of us haven't heard the term "Indie Mambo" to describe a group before now, because such a style simply did not exist until young Sergio Mendoza invented it in late 2009, in Tucson, Arizona. The impetus? Mendoza was participating in an annual benefit event held at the world famous Club Congress, called 'The Great Cover-Up,' and had chosen the legendary Cuban bandleader Perez Prado as his coveree, as the rules of the event dictated. But combining that influence, as well as Cumbia and other Latin styles, with psychedelia-tinged rock music proved to be a formula that was extremely palatable, nay – savory, to Arizona music fans and Mendoza's fellow musicians.