The 2017 East End Street Fest con Corazon lineup
Six-time winner of a Houston Press Music Award, Walter Suhr & Mango Punch! lives up to that distinction. The band was formed by Walter Suhr, an award-winning songwriter, with the purpose of providing musical entertainment with high standards of excellence and authenticity. Their uniquely diverse repertoire spans a large gamut of styles: from Top 40, swing, disco, R&B and country to salsa, merengue, vallenato, cumbia and more.
A Houston based reggae/ska/fusion-of-other-sorts band. Their main message as a band is to promote unity and awareness.
Sherita cites a wide variety of musical influences such as Joni Mitchell, Amy Winehouse, Stevie Nicks, Etta James, Edie Brickell, Billie Holiday and Janis Joplin. Listening to these greats has helped Sherita develop a talent for crossing genres easily. When asked what’s on her playlist right now she’ll tell you, “…anything before 1978 because I like the sound of older recordings. The lyrics were more emotional and well structured.” Sherita is a songwriter who enjoys writing about positive change through action, manifestation, and choosing to be someone under any circumstances. She also puts this practice into daily life.
Grammy award-winning accordionist/producer/arranger Joel Guzman and singer/songwriter Sarah Fox are one of the most prolific and influential duos in Central and South Texas. Their field of musical expertise runs the gamut from Cumbia, Latin Rock to R&B. Sarah grew up listening to a wide variety of music. With a Mexican mother and a Cuban father, Sarah was exposed to the best of several worlds including top artists in Jazz, Salsa, Blues, and Mexican folk music. Joel Guzman grew up in playing at local dances with his bajo sexto playing father Lupe Guzman. Through the years both artists have collaborated and performed with a galaxy of top stars including Stephen Bruton, Kris Kristofferson, Bonnie Raitt, Buddy Miller, Freddy Fender, Flaco Jimenez, Los Super Seven, Joe Ely plus many more amazing artists.
Mas Pulpo hails from Houston, Texas offering a listening experience of regional Mexicano, Conjunto, and Rock music. With Roberto Rodriguez III on accordion and vocals, Vladimir Castellanos on guitar, bass, and vocals, and Rajiv on drums, Mas Pulpo brings “Texas-based music with that 3rd Coast punch!”
Melinda Hernandez, (a.k.a Mimi Durango), is the songwriter and lead vocalist of the band. Growing up in Houston’s East End, a barrio known as Magnolia, she grew up listening to all genres of music both in English and Spanish. Coming from a musical family this would later encourage her to the stage. From 1983 to 1986 she was the only female vocalist for the famous Tejano Crooner/Grammy Award winner, Little Joe of the legendary Little Joe y La Familia Band.
1:00PM BALLET FOLKLORICO EAST END
1:30PM CAPORALES SAN SIMON HOUSTON (BOLIVIAN DANCE)
2:00PM CARRILLO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BAND
2:30PM CAGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BAND
3:10PM AYZOBLANC (SINGER/SONGWRITER)
4:40PM SERPAS & LOBOS (FLAMENCO GUITAR)
6:00PM BATALA HOUSTON (PERCUSSION GROUP)
7:00PM ALII MICHELE (SINGER/SONGWRITER)
8:30PM TERRA COAST BAND