Trio Los Machos Captivates!

It began in the 1940’s and surged well into the 70’s because they were the kings! If you grew up listening to Trio Los Panchos, turn up your speakers, hit play, and revel in the memories. If not, you’re in for a romantic treat, requinto guitars and all. There are only 3 weekends left to see Trio Los Machos: a heart stealing homage to the late Trio Los Panchos and their stellar contemporaries Jose Alfredo Jimenez and Vicente Fernandez, aka, The King of Ranchera Music. Trio’ delivers live performances covering their  classic boleros and rancheras, at the Casa 1o1 Theater.

Rafael O. Calderon, one of Trio Los Machos‘ producers, spoke with me about the storyline and his personal heart connection with the play and its music. “Three guys are in their golden years recalling when and how they met during The Bracero Program of the 1940’s.  This was a period when Mexican’s were invited to work in the U.S. because Americans were off to war. At the very core of it, this is a play about friendship and fraternal love. Within those Bracero camps, these three men bonded through singing, learning that they could harmonize and play well together.”

Trio Los Machos Writer, Josephina Lopez, wrote a fictitious story based on a very palpable connection with historical truths. Her Father was in the Bracero program. He provided her with a rich depth of insight from which to create. I also asked Rafael what drew him to produce Trio’. “I read the script and was immediately intrigued just imagining how it would be done. Now every time I see the play, I’m excited to hear the music and love how it flows through the story. They have blended very well and the end result is phenomenal. I fall more in love with the music and remember my grandmother listening to it in the kitchen, cooking and cleaning as it filled the whole house.”

Go to for tickets and showtimes for Trio Los Machos or call (323) 263-7684.


About Light Stream

Casandra Moreno Lombera is an author, blogger, and Emmy nominated television producer who grew up in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Denver communities. In junior high school, she promised her single mother that she would get straight A’s in order to graduate early and help her relocate to Aurora, Colorado. She did… and though women and Latinas were scarcely visible in television, she dreamed of a future in broadcast journalism. From an early age, Casandra wanted children and loved to write. She began her career in television (writing and reporting on camera) at the age of 18. She also began raising two very successful children as a single mom. Throughout her career, she became an award winning, television producer/program creator (receiving both the Imagen and Golden Eagle Awards); was executive producer of both public affairs and children’s programming at KWHY-TV, Channel 22; and worked on camera hosting public affairs talk shows for many years. More distinctive opportunities came her way, however her desire to write children’s books and to blaze new trails in the publishing world became irrepressible. Her dreams today focus on empowering youth, writing (particularly about God’s love for them), and raising money for the impoverished through organizations like Hope Worldwide Throughout her life, she has been passionate about hands-on giving to the community and has received many forms of appreciation (including a congressional commendation) for her efforts. She has served on several boards including Communications Bridge Institute, training disadvantaged youth in television production; St. Anne’s, building futures for at risk teens and unwed mothers; HOPE, Hispanas Organized for Political Equality; the American Diabetes Association fund raising committee; and the Consumer Advisory Committee for the California Contractors State Licensing Board. Casandra is also a recipient of La Opinion’s 2012 Mujeres Destacadas (Exceptional Women) Award. She is completely smitten with her husband, two children, and four grand babies who inspired Light Riders. Follow her @casandratweets and @Lightersbook on Twitter. Her blog is at Direct Contact:
This entry was posted in Art, Entertainment, Family, music, Women and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Trio Los Machos Captivates!

  1. Cauani says:

    i admit that this article is sure a good one, keep up the work.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s