Pastilla, Sin Color, and Bloodhounds performed for young Millennials who grew up in a difficult environment in Los Angeles
When it is for a good cause, rock sounds even better, including the recent Rock for a Cause concert with the musical atmosphere of LATV Studios, where three bands made a difference for Millennials seeking better futures despite growing up in environments where violence was commonplace.
Sin Color, Bloodhounds, and Pastilla delighted all the young “rock en español” fans from various non-profit organizations at the show, which also featured a DJ and Spanish cuisine that included a Valencian paella made by chef and Al Borde editor, Pablo Scarpellini.
Eric Murillo, who attended the concert with “A Place Called Home”, a nonprofit organization located in South Central Los Angeles, dedicated to provide educational programs, counseling, and mentorship to children and teens noted, “When I was told Al Borde had invited us to a rock concert in Spanish, I thought it was a great idea, especially now that we are about to finish school.” Accompanied by a social worker, the young Latino loved the atmosphere, food and, of course, the music. He added, “More events of this kind are needed.”
Crisia, the lead singer of Sin Color, told Al Borde after the concert, “I think it’s very important to inspire youth, and this was a great opportunity to connect with them.” Having emerged as a young woman from South Los Angeles, the concert hit close to home for her. “I’ve been surrounded by violence and gangs all my life. In that kind of environment, however, I discovered since I was a little girl that my passion was singing, and that absorbed all my time. It is important to find time to develop your passion,” she said.
Bloodhounds, a band that emerged from East Los Angeles and Boyle Heights, also delighted all the attendees with their particular music, a mix of blues. Prior to the closing set was classic rock and roll performed by Pastilla, a band formed in Pomona in 1994 which has received international acclaim.
The event, celebrated on June 8th, included LATV Reporter Monse Bolaños and Host Humberto Guida as masters of ceremonies and provided students from nonprofit organizations Catholic Big Brothers and Big Sisters, United Friends of the Children and A Place Called Home with a night of entertainment, music, and fun.