Mony (left) and Machy De La Garza of La Conquista.
La Conquistawas one of the hottest all-girl cumbia groups in the early and mid-2000s, featuring music filled with a fresh urban and pop sound. Now, the band is planning a one-time-only reunion show in Corpus Christi, Texas this September.
The Grammy-nominated group was formed by two sisters from Monterrey, Mexico,MachyandMony De La Garza. Machy was part of an all-girl rock group and Mony wanted to play the accordion, and they decided to come together to form a new group.
“When Selena passed away and everybody wants to do cumbias and take Selena’s spot or whatever, you know Limite was barely coming up,” Machytold the Cruz Control with AC Cruz podcast. “So, I decide to make a change and start playing cumbias with my sister because she was playing really good. So, I told the girls that were playing with me before, I’m going to change it to cumbias. If you want to stay, stay, if not, find somebody else, a couple of them left, but the other ones stayed with me.”
La Conquista was quickly signed and became one of the top all-girl cumbia groups of the mid-2000s with six albums, eventually working withAbraham Quintanilla.
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Now, years later, Machy is lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of a new project, Mexicana and The Monster Squad, but are planning a one time only reunion show for La Conquista fans.“Yes,” exclaimed Machy. “A lot of people have been asking…It’s only one show reunion…I’m going to bring bandmembers from Monterrey, from Reynosa, you know, people that has been coming in and out of my band until the last part.”
The reunion show for La Conquista is scheduled for Brewster Street Ice House in Corpus Christi, Texas on Saturday, September 14, 2019.
Listen to the full interview with Mexican and The Monster Squad on the latest episode of the Cruz Control with AC Cruz Behind The Mic podcast below. Hear previous episodes and get more details at CruzControlWithACCruz.com.
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