Rojo - Dia De Independencia

Tuesday 23rd November 2004
Rojo - Dia De Independencia
Rojo - Dia De Independencia

STYLE: Latin
RATING 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 12142-1143
LABEL: Reyvol 80880000136
RRP: £12.99

Reviewed by Gabriel Porras

Rojo are the most popular Christian rock band in Latin America, and 'Día de Independencia' is proof that they deserve the multiple accolades they have received - this album rocks! Their previous effort, '24/7' was nominated for a Latin Grammy in 2004, and has gone Gold in various countries. 'Día de Independencia' is a more than worthy successor to that record. From catchy, bouncy tunes to rough 'n' ready rock, from contemplative worship to passionate stadium anthems, these fine musicians never cease to please. Now based in Houston, Texas, they tour all around the Spanish-speaking USA and Latin America, most recently to Mexico, Nicaragua and Venezuela. There are all sorts of influences here: track three pays homage to the best Spanish band ever, Mecano; track four develops over a baseline similar to Peter Gabriel's "Don't Give Up"; the opening bars of track six seem to be heading into a Delirious? song, only to then turn into Roxette (and soon add a synthesised voice section very like Ultravox); track nine uses a drum pattern reminiscent of the opening of "Close To The Edge", by Yes; track 10 pays tribute to their Mexican roots by introducing a Mariachi band feel! But all of this is under girded by an unfailing musical instinct, and a very authentic voice. This is an album that can happily sit side by side with any contemporary music record, whether Christian or secular... and there are even two phantom tracks, unlisted at the end of track 11, which are an added treat. So go on, buy this album and expand your musical horizons!

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Reader Comments

Posted by Pamela Tenorio in New Jersey, USA @ 05:08 on Jun 6 2010

I became to be a fan of Rojo since GOD touch my heart,, and I meet him like my creator and my father.. Thank's for ur music it makes to feel better to all of us that we listen ur songs. God Bless All Of U!!

Posted by Danny in hemet @ 06:19 on Apr 30 2009

Me gusta rojo múcho y fúe a su concierto y podiás sentir el espieiritu de diòs aye que diòs de bedigá

Posted by christina in aurora colorado @ 20:59 on Apr 23 2009


Posted by Christine L. in Germany @ 12:08 on Jan 16 2009

Your music is really great...
I`m learnig spanish at school
I adore your language....
and Im really happy that i ve found a christian
band which sings spanish....
God bless you a lot and good luck in the future...

Posted by Grace Camou in El Paso, Texas @ 06:02 on Sep 19 2008

Emmanuel, que gusto me dió saber que continúas sirviendo al Señor con ese gran talento y don que él te ha dado! Muchas bendiciones a ti y al resto de la banda que impacta a tanta gente con el mensaje de Crito.

Escuchabamos una canción en el carro ahora que tengo acceso a la radio Cristiana en Español y a mi pequeña le encantó y me preguntó que si se la podia comprar... me llevé una grata sorpresa al saber de esta banda y de su ministerio.

Reply by Luz Ramos in Hermosillo @ 01:15 on Dec 8 2008

Eres Grace Camou de Hermosillo???? la q estuvo en el Emaus??? si es si por fa mandame tu correo, el mio es

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Posted by Elizabeth Castillo in Orange, California @ 22:23 on Sep 14 2008

I love your music and the message you send in every song!!! I also like that you have HOPE! Keep making songs, because you will have alot of sucess! Take care and god bless you!!!

Posted by cristian in sandiego @ 00:13 on Jul 31 2008

they are very nice hope they come here in sandiego

Posted by Maria Elena in San Jacinto @ 15:52 on May 27 2008

I love all your songs.keep singing like that & God bless u all.U guys are great!

Posted by Jasziel lOpEz in U.S.A @ 12:37 on Dec 4 2007

Rojo your the best i lyke ur music n everu=ythng ya do The ne album is aswome lov it well rojo we want ya in concert in Atlanta Georgia ill be a plesure having ya come on with the tour CON EL CORZON EN LA MANO 2007 PLEASE!!!!!!!!! WELL GOD BLESS YOU ROJO KEEP ON ROCKING

Posted by Tony in San Antonio @ 18:37 on Sep 28 2007

The song Vive en Mi is BIG. Sent from God.

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