Staff Report

Banda Carnaval, a powerhouse Banda group composed of young, talented musicians from Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico, is coming to the Chumash Casino Resort’s Samala Showroom at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9.

The group was named after “El Carnaval de Mazatlán,” the biggest event that takes place every year in their hometown of Mazatlán. The band was formed in 2001 by Jesús Tirado Castañeda.

Banda Carnaval was first heard on Latin radio stations after the release of their first album “Aquí Estamos” in 2008. Their second album, “Corridos y Rancheras,” was released a year later and was a compilation of 18 songs. Among these 18 were “El 9-9,” “El Gallo de Sinaloa,” “El Asesino,” “Jorge Carrillo” and “The Special.”

In 2010, the group signed with Universal Music Latin Entertainment and recorded one of their best-known hits, “El Numeró 1.” A few months later, they promoted the single “Cuando los Huaraches se Acaban.” This track was a breakthrough for the band as it was placed within the first 25 spots of the National Latino Monitor and was heard all over Mexico.

In 2012, the album “Máximo Nivel” earned them recognition as one of the top bands in Mexico, and their collaboration with the Norteño band Calibre 50 on the track “Gente Batallosa” became the most played song of the year in Mexico. It also earned the groups a Billboard Music Award for Song of the Year in Vocal Collaboration.

Tickets are $19, $29, $39, $49 and $59, available at the casino or at