Café Tacvba

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Café Tacuba (stylized Café Tacvba) is a band from Ciudad Satélite, Mexico. The group gained popularity in the early 1990s. They were founded in 1989, before they had the current lineup of Rubén Isaac Albarrán Ortega (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Emmanuel del Real Díaz (keyboards, piano, programming, rhythm guitar, melodica, vocals), José Alfredo "Joselo" Rangel Arroyo (lead guitar, vocals), and Enrique "Quique" Rangel Arroyo: (bass guitar, electric upright bass, vocals), their friend Roberto Silva played the keyboards for a short period of time. Mexican folk music player Alejandro Flores is considered the 5th tacubo, as he has played the violin in almost every Café Tacvba concert since 1994. Since the Cuatro Caminos World Tour, Luis "El Children" Ledezma has played the drums in every concert but is not considered an official member of the band.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 Juntos por Chiapas Various Artists 2
2001 Look Into the Eyeball David Byrne 4 7
2001 El más grande homenaje a Los Tigres del Norte Various Artists 1
2002 Nuevo Kronos Quartet 1
2002 The Remixes Sessions Nortec Collective 1
2004 El fuego y la palabra Various Artists 1
2005 Surrounded by Silence Prefuse 73 3
2007 Little BIG Music: Musical Oddities From & Inspired By Little BIG Planet The Daniel Pemberton TV Orchestra 2
2008 Los de atrás vienen conmigo Calle 13 1
2010 Tribute to Os Mutantes: El justiciero, cha, cha, cha Various Artists 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 Conexión MTV Various Artists 1
1996 Silencio = Muerte: Red Hot + Latin Various Artists 1
1996 The Tarantino Connection, Vol. 2 Various Artists 1
1997 A Putumayo Blend: Music From the Coffee Lands Various Artists 3
1997 Carácter Latino Classic 2015 Various Artists 2
1997 Red Hot + Latin: Silencio = Muerte Various Artists 3
1999 Loss Leaders 2 Various Artists 1
1999 Tarantinomania Various Artists 1
1999 Última noche en la tierra: Remixes Various Artists 1
2001 Rolling Stone: Rare Trax, Volume 19: Barrio Latino: New Cuban-Flavoured Club Tunes Various Artists 1
2001 Caterpillar, Vol 4 Various Artists 1
2002 The Rough Guide to the Music of Mexico Various Artists 1
2004 MTV2 Presents: Shortlist 2004 Nominees Various Artists 1
2004 Viva México Various Artists 1
2005 Pulso Various Artists 1
2005 Sounds Eclectico Various Artists 1
2006 Viva Tin Tan Various Artists 1
2007 Universal 2007 promocional discoteca 8 Various Artists 5 1
2012 Naco es chido: La verdadera historia de Botellita de Jerez Various Artists 1
Album Network Retail Tuneup 42 Various Artists 1
Certain Damage, Volume 78 Various Artists 1
Radio Hits: Clásicos del Rock en Español Various Artists 1
Sólo para skatos Various Artists 1
Tarantino Movies Various Artists 1

Album + Compilation + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2008 Lo mejor de MTV Unplugged Various Artists 2

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1998 Rare on Air, Volume 4: Still More Selections From KCRW on Air Performances Various Artists 1

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 The MexMore LP Toy Selectah 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 Curdled Various Artists 1
2000 Amores perros Various Artists 2
2001 Piedras verdes Various Artists 1
2002 Y tu mamá también Various Artists 4
2004 Big Brother VIP 3 Various Artists 2
2005 Crónicas: Music From The Motion Picture Various Artists 1
2006 FIFA Street 2 Various Artists 1
2010 ¡Naco es chido! La verdadera historia de Botellita de Jerez Botellita de Jerez 1
2011 Biutiful Gustavo Santaolalla 1
2014 The Book of Life: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Various Artists 3
FIFA 2004 Various Artists 1
The Best of Tarantino Various Artists 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1998 Volcán: Tributo a José José Various Artists 4 2

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