Last Friday, April 15, began the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, popularly known as CoachellaIn the 2022 edition, this American event announced the participation of Mexican talents such as Grupo Firme, Natanael Cano, Banda MS and Ed Maverick.
The first day of Coachella, Firm Group showed up from 7:10 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. hours on the main stage of the festival, which has been taking place since 2000 in Indio, California, United States.
The alternative for people who cannot attend Coachella in person is follow the presentations on the YouTube channelbut the fans of Grupo Firme did not find said transmission and pointed out “latinophobia” against the interpreters of Get over me.
As the group delighted festival-goers on stage, their fans made comments like “Three Coachella channels on YouTube and Grupo Firme will not be broadcast on any of them? LATINOPHOBIA”“I want to see a firm group in coachella but I can’t find any live and YouTube won’t broadcast it” and “In other words, Grupo Firme is making history and they are not going to pass them? @Youtube @coachella”.
It seemed to the admirers of Grupo Firme that the band led by Eduin Caz was suffering discriminationWell, all the other musicians, artists and bands were broadcast on the internet. “If it is considered that the group played on the main stage, it is strange that they have not put it on, Racist assholes”, commented a netizen on Twitter.
For its part, the Coachella YouTube channel reported that Grupo Firme’s broadcast would take place on the second weekend of the festivalthat is, some day between April 21 and 24.
However, Coachella attendees who were lucky enough to see Grupo Firme live shared small clips of their presentation and described the show as spectacular. “Ok but have you seen the Mexican vibe on stage?” and “They are breaking it” were just some of the positive comments.
The claims about racism, discrimination and Latinophobia reached the ears of the Grupo Firme musicians, so they issued a message to their fans on their Instagram account, in the short text, they made it clear that Coachella had been a memorable experience and at the same time, they thanked them.
“Friday, April 15 A story that we will never forget We did what we had to do and we enjoyed as we had to enjoy, thank you all for always being with us defending us tooth and nail”They began in their message, which they accompanied with the most outstanding moments of their presentation.
Finally the interpreters of the toxic They wrote the following: “We hope you feel proud of us just as we feel proud to have the most badass fans of Mexico present at @coachella.”
for two weekends the Empire Polo Club, in the United States, It will receive a large number of artists, who over the years have been diversifying in terms of the genres they play. Other artists include Harry Styles, Billie Elish, The Weekend, Karol G and Doja Cat.
Another Mexican who will perform at Coachella is Nathanael Canobut their participation will take place until Sunday, April 24, that is, on the second weekend of this festival.
Although there have been artists and bands from Mexico in various editions of Coachellanot all of them have been on the main stage, which is considered a great achievement at any music festival. Café Tacvba has also been in this space, which was the pioneer band to participate around 2003.
It should be noted that the MS Band had already been announced since 2020 in the edition that was postponed due to the Coronavirus, at that time, its announcement caused a stir on social networks since groups in English frequently appear at this festival. This group will perform their show next Sunday April 17 from 3:20 p.m. to 4:10 p.m.