Don’t Miss Samo’s Concert of Love!
By Jesús Aguado
Samo’s concert that should have been performed on November 24 last year “was not canceled, just rescheduled” and will now take place on Saturday, March 28, to benefit CASA, ALMA and the state DIF.
Concert with Samo
Sat, Mar 28, 7pm
Vinícola Toyán, road to Querétaro
Tickets at ALMA and CASA
350 pesos in advance, 500 pesos at the door
Samo is one of the most prominent and well-known songwriters and musicians in Mexico. He has collaborated with singers like Thalia and bands like La Oreja de Van Gogh, Reik, and Pandora. In a visit to San Miguel de Allende in November, he commented that he will do this concert teaming up with Toyán just to give back a little bit of what he has to those wise people from whom he has learned everything he knows. He added that he has a big commitment to the elderly.
Martha Molina, public relations spokesperson for Toyán, verified that the rescheduled concert will take place this month. She highlighted that the event marks a new side of Vinícola Toyán. After this, it will be more than just an organic farm. It will try to be the most important cultural center in town where world-class events can be held to help nonprofit organizations.
The profits of this concert will go to three organizations: CASA, which works to benefit young people; ALMA, which takes care of the elderly, and the state DIF. According to Molina, the representatives of ALMA ask those who attend the concert to bring donations of toilet paper, soap, and adult diapers. The donation for tickets for the concert is 350 pesos in advance and 500 pesos at the door.
Samo recorded a concert at Juárez Theater in Guanajuato in 2014, and he said that this year’s concert would be recorded on a DVD, but the audience at the concert would be able to enjoy the tracks before the DVD comes out. “It will be a very special concert. I will sing old and new songs,” commented Samo.
Molina also said that the Grape Harvest Festival is in preparation. It will feature 10 chefs, then events, and two singers, possibly including Maria Inés Ochoa and Regina Orozco.