Café Tacvba brightened the NPR Music Tiny Desk stage with 4 originals in a efficiency launched on Friday (Oct. 12). The veteran five-piece Mexican introduced an arsenal of devices into the comfy area, together with ukuleles, guitars, drums, a bass and a melodica.
They opened with the full of life "Olita del Altamar" ("Waves from the High Seas”), with singer Rubén Ortega, donning a blue kimono and two prime knots, hopping across the setup centered behind a desk in a book-filled workplace throughout the music as he joyfully sang in his signature ragged voice.
The group adopted with the noticeably extra relaxed “Diente de León” ("Dandelion"), throughout which Ortega closed his eyes and raised his palms, getting misplaced within the mild guitar strumming and heat drum beats.
"Las Flores” ("The Flowers") flipped the script with an lively tempo, which impressed the entire room to clap alongside to the enjoyable ska groove. The band closed their set with “Que No," an easygoing ballad about love and transferring on.
Watch the efficiency under.