About Café Tacvba
∙ The alternative Latin rock band Café Tacvba, formed in 1989 by four Mexico City college students, is known for their deft blending of Mexican and Anglo-American musical styles.
∙ The band first called themselves Alicia Ya No Vive Aquí, the Spanish title of Martin Scorsese’s 1974 film, before taking—and slightly altering—the name of local restaurant Café Tacuba.
∙ 1994’s Re, topped Rolling Stone’s Greatest Latin Rock Albums of All Time list, and critics hailed it as rock en español’s equivalent to The Beatles’ “White Album”.
∙ Café Tacvba became the first and only rock en español band chosen to perform on MTV Unplugged.
∙ Cuatro Caminos, released in 2003, won a Grammy Award for Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album.
∙ The group’s 2017 US tour included a headlining concert at the 17,500-seat Hollywood Bowl.
∙ Café Tacvba has been nominated for 17 Latin Grammy Awards, winning 8, including Record of the Year for “No Hay Nadie Como Tú,” their collaboration with Puerto Rican duo Calle 13.
HOMETOWNMexico City, Mexico