Ruben Ramos & The Mexican Revolution in concert
Texas native Ruben Ramos sits at the helm of a family musical legacy born more than over 80 years ago. The family musical legacy is firmly rooted in traditional Mexican artistry, then infused with the big-band sound of the 1940s, heavily influenced by blues and rock, and is now perched at the pinnacle of Tejano music. Ruben’s uncles created the band, then called The Serenaders (Los Serenateros), after WWI. They were interrupted when five of the brothers went to fight in WWII. When they returned, the band was revived as Justin Perez & His GIs and became a topnotch big-band orchestra. As time marched on, Ruben and his brothers and sister joined the family band and introduced R&B, cha-chas, cumbias, boleros and rancheras. Ruben formed what would be the next level of the family legacy and renamed it The Mexican Revolution in light of the 1970s’ Chicano and civil rights movements.