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Café Tacvba

About this Artist

Together since 1989 after meeting in college, Grammy winners and Mexico City indie rockers Café Tacvba are rightfully credited as the preeminent band to emerge from the “Rock en Español” movement of the early ’90s. The Mexican quartet has remained one of the biggest acts on the Latin music scene since, inspiring two generations of rockers in their wake. While critics look at these reasons to signify Café Tacvba’s importance, legions of global music followers are enamored with them simply because of their music, which is broadly appealing not only because of its groundbreaking nature, but also because it’s fun, madcap, and ever-changing. 

Every studio album release by the band so far has been produced by Gustavo Santaolalla, except for Cuatro Caminos which was produced by Santaolalla, Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, Weezer), and Andrew Weiss (When). Cuatro Caminos was featured on several Top Album charts of 2003, including Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Blender Magazine, and went on to win the 2004 Grammy Award for Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album. 

In 2017, they released Jei Beibi, which won the Latin Grammy for Best Alternative Album. 

With their recent album Un Segundo MTV Unplugged, Café Tacvba became the first band to record a second MTV Unplugged album, giving them the opportunity to record new versions of their songs alongside a full orchestra.