3 Benefit Shows You Can Attend to Stand With Victims of the Mexico Earthquake

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The earthquake that shook central Mexico on Tuesday, September 19 has left at least 230 dead and hundreds more injured, with far-off communities in Puebla and Morelos receiving the worst damage. Although relief efforts are underway, the road to recovery will be a long one.

In Mexico City, citizens have come together to volunteer for relief efforts onsite, digging though the rubble and looking for survivors. Others have been gathering food, water, and supplies for those affected in farther areas, as well as transporting those goods to the people who need them.

As citizens, musicians of all stripes have come together to support the cause through music. Below, we list a few benefit shows happening in across Latin America and the U.S. that will benefit those affected by these tragic events.

In addition to these shows, there are other ways of supporting the victims through music. Mexico City-based experimental label Umor Rex will donate all their proceeds from purchases on Bandcamp to the Mexican Red Cross until October 15. Likewise, Mondragón will gift a vinyl copy of their latest album Presentimiento to anyone who will donate 500 pesos to a relief organization.

If you live abroad, consider making a donation to the Topos rescue organization. For other ways to help and donate, visit Como Ayudar.

We’ll be updating this list with more information on events as they are announced, so check back for more fundraisers soon.


Fuerza CDMX #Guadalajara

Guadalajara artists like Caloncho, Porter, and Technicolor Fabrics come together to support Mexico City. Proceeds and drink and food sales will go to the affected.

Wednesday, September 27
C3 Stage
Vallarta 1488
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
7:00 p.m.
$150 MXN
More information available on the Facebook event .


Fuerza México

Celso Piña and La Sonora Dinamita headline a show in Monterrey. Proceeds will go to the Mexican Red Cross. Also on the bill are Jumbo, a solo set from Jonáz of Plastilina Mosh, and José Madero of Pxndx.

Tuesday, October 3
Auditorio Pabellón M
Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
6:00 p.m.
$500-1,000 MXN
More information available at the Facebook event.


Armada Fania Benefit Event (for Mexico & Puerto Rico)

On October 12, stalwart New York salsa label Fania is bringing back Armada Fania, a party series that remixes the label’s roots. This edition of Armada Fania is designed as a benefit event for victims of Hurricane Maria and the earthquake in central Mexico, with sets from Papi Juice’s Oscar Nñ, DJ Bembona, and Uproot Andy. As part of your donation, you will receive a limited edition cassette mixtape (at event) of the Fania classics curated by Oscar Nñ.

Thursday, October 12
90 Wythe Ave
Brooklyn, NY
9 p.m.-2 a.m.
$0-$10 suggested donation
More information available at the Facebook event.