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Para Que Las Paredes No Se Aburran

by Maneja Beto

From the traditional sounds of Mexico, to the postmodern moods of brit pop bands, Maneja Beto produces sounds with no conception of borders, diverse and eclectic, accented by a political conscience, and a willingness to defy prepackaged genres.
Genre: Pop: British Pop
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1. Aqui En Mi Alla
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2. Son de Amor
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3. Ciudadano
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4. Por La San José
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5. Corazón
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6. No Mas Para Los Huesos
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7. A Ver
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8. Vereda
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9. Y el Vinuete? (includes bonus track Aleyda)
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Album Notes
Who is Beto?/¿Quien es Beto?

Beto was born in a small town located smack in the middle of a large urban city, in a hospital connected to a cantina. It was the middle of the night when most things are sleeping - except dreams and good conversation. Some claim it was deep in the Mexican frontera, although it just as easily could have been Central Texas. All we know for sure is that Beto was born from parents of contradiction... past and future, Mexican and American, hope and realism, tradition and pop. Mostly though, Beto was born from conversation.

Over the course of several months in 2002, Beto began as Sunday afternoon musings between four like-minded guys huddled in an Austin neighborhood kitchen and grew to a 5-piece collaborative that performs regularly around Texas. Beto now happily exists in that moment between music and people - a sonic conversation in and of itself.  Like Son, a genre of traditional Mexican folk music, Beto's music aims for the heart and the head, realizing this primordial soup of people, feelings and music creates a special sense - el sentido del son where he can thrive, where he can walk... donde es ambulo...  

Traveling between musician and audience, Maneja Beto is an extended conversation about communities, minds and hearts. In a sense, Beto is everyperson -- the musical and mental personification of a generation's ideas about their world and how they move through it.  From the traditional sounds of Mexico, to the postmodern moods of brit pop bands, Maneja Beto produces sounds with no conception of borders, diverse and eclectic, accented by a political conscience, and a willingness to defy prepackaged genres, like Latin, traditional, pop, emo... lo que sea... they write songs that make you think, dance and feel - all at the same time. A crashing of influences, they revel in that difference and take pride in their creation of music that is altogether their own.

"But, Beto, what does it all mean," you ask, a look of concern and consternation across your furrowed brow.

He'll answer, "It's (son)ambulo."

It's that place where consciousness can dream and music reaches everything but your ears.  Soneros, musicos, and poetas tell us that musicians have a responsibility to create opportunity in people's lives, an opportunity to celebrate, to create community, for justice, to dream... like you're sleep walking.  If you don't understand, come around and see Beto.  Dance with your eyes closed and your heart open.  You'll understand soon enough.


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Belinda Acosta

Don't spend too much time trying to classify Maneja Beto. Forget the labels, shu
The album's 10 cuts, all recorded live, are the legacy of each player's well-fed diet of music from their parents' and grandparents' generations, from Victor Jara and Trio Los Panchos, to the tunes wafting from the corner cantina. Instead of discarding those traditions when they discovered Morrissey, Dylan, and the Cure, they fused those forms and embedded it all into their musical DNA. When Maneja Beto – Bobby Garza (keyboards), Nelson Valente (guitar), Patrick Estrada (drums), Alex Chavez (lead vocal), Alexandro Hernandez (guitar), Lauro Torres (congas), and Mr. Grady (upright) – get down to it, the result is a thrilling, wily mix of catchy tunes as original as they are danceable. "Ciudadano" is particularly marvelous. Starting with ambient street sounds, the tune careens into cumbia, merges into tumbao, cruising along till it pulls into a pit stop featuring an electric guitar riff with a piano percussion backing. Sweet.


it just works
Theres not one bad note on this album its a charming blend..ofcourse, but more than words can say this album just works. On sooo many levels. my grandmother, my mom, and my 9 yr. old niece all enjoy this cd. in the tradition of the music of madredeus this a cd that should be heard worldwide.

Vidar (Norway)

Great album
I dont understand the language`s but the music is superb and i love it.

CD Baby

This may be the first Latin emo poprock CD to grace CD Baby ever. Drawing from Brit pop to the western modern rock and emo scene yet blending in Latin rock and both traditional and post-modern Mexicano, Maneja Beto is making waves where few ships have sailed. With hints of son jarocho and the sounds of Veracruz meeting a slightly jazzed up pop direction, everything about this album keeps your ears alert from start to finish. Nine tracks of surprisingly compatible genres colliding with purpose and determination. Not to be missed.