A TRUMPET PLAYER WAS FOUND DEAD
Many moons ago, I created a series of artwork about one weekend where three of Mexico's top brass musicians were slayed in response to having created ballads that rival gangs promoted. That same weekend, a grenade was thrown onstage in the Vida Divina bar, killing audience members and musicians. All with the ignored Juarez murders of women as a backdrop. They are large, colorful and emotive pieces.
A trumpet player was found dead with his hands and feet bound and a nylon bag over his head in southern Mexico, the third murder of a musician in Mexico in less than a week. Jose Luis Aquino, 33, played for 14 years with Los Conde, which was founded in Tututepec, Oaxaca, and later moved to the resort town of Puerto Escondido.