TPT Meets Mogo Mogo’s Al­fonso Pax­tian

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TPT: How would you de­scribe your mu­si­cal style?

Al­fonso Pax­tian: Our style orig­i­nates from the south of Ver­acruz inspired by the Jaro­chon sounds but we each im­part our charms, as each of the mem­bers has his unique dis­ci­pline, which makes the band what it is.

What does Mogo Mogo Son Jaro­cho mean?

It comes from an im­pres­sion that started due to tra­di­tional words used in Ver­acruz in the re­gion of the Tuxt­las. We re­ally liked the name of the typ­i­cal meal called mogo mogo, which is typ­i­cally made us­ing the male green plan­tain and stuff­ing it with what­ever you like.

How long have you been play­ing?

As a band we have been play­ing roughly a year and a half and I have been play­ing the jarana for nine years. (A jarana is a guitar-shaped stringed in­stru­ment from the south­ern re­gion of Ver­acruz.)

What are the ups and downs as a band?

The highs are that we are sur­rounded by mu­si­cians with whom we learn the ropes from and the lows are in­flu­enced by the lack of fi­nances that could aid in mar­ket­ing our po­ten­tial.

What brought you to Tu­lum?

I think it was the tran­quil­ity, which you can still find. A few years back it was a smaller town but it is still re­lax­ing.

Where do you see your­selves in five years?

As a band I see us record­ing al­bums and per­form­ing at dif­fer­ent types of fes­ti­vals.

Any words for any­body in­ter­ested in help­ing you out?

We make this mu­sic with pas­sion and we are al­ways will­ing to con­sider all pro­pos­als in or­der to raise aware­ness.

If you are in­ter­ested in find­ing out more about the band, Mogo Mogo, you can visit them on Face­book/Mogo Mogo.

The band, Mogo Mogo, per­form­ing in Tu­lum / Photo: Mogo Mogo

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