Cafe Tacuba Uncut



For the hardcore Cafe Tacuba fans out there, here is the uncut material from the 15-minute interview that I did with two of the band members – Emmanuel "Meme" del Real Díaz and Enrique ‘Quique’ Rangel Arroyo – last Saturday night, just before they played a sold-out gig to more than 55,000 fans.

Both of them were pretty nervous because it was a big gig in their home town, but they said some really interesting things about Mexico City and their international appeal. Ultimately, they still see themselves as chilangos singing about chilangolandia.

This and more footage went into the final cut I made for the Los Angeles Times, which also includes footage from the concert, and that you can see here.

— Deborah Bonello,