Over the past twenty five years, one of the most celebrated duos in the ‘World Music’ scene has been Willie and Lobo. With friends and roots in Puerto Vallarta, many of us have followed their career and have enjoyed their music.
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Willie & Lobo have toured the world and have released 11 albums, mostly on the Naranda Label. Their albums have spent weeks on both Bilboard’s New Age Album and World Music charts, as high as number two on the charts. In 1996 the novel, “Puerto Vallarta Squeeze,” by Robert James Waller, was released. Waller, a fan of the duo’s music, wrote Willie & Lobo into the story.
Willie Royal has now been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease for over a year and it is taking it’s toll. With the progression of the disease, the need for more and more care has arisen. Unfortunately Social Security Disability pays only $342 per month and the cost of Willie’s care over the last 10 months alone, has been more than $14,000 usd.
A GoFundMe campaign has been set up by Willie’s wife, Alison, to help cover these expenses . Donations can be made online at https://www.gofundme.com/9znmgp4k.
In addition, Luna Rumba wanted to help Willie and Alison spiritually and financially by holding an intimate benefit concert in his honour. This concert will be a celebration of Willie’s music in the town where Willie and Lobo’s music really took off – Puerto Vallarta.
Luna Rumba’s world-music style includes thrilling vocals, fiery violin, rumba-flamenco guitar, soothing flute, cool bass, exotic percussion instruments and drums. Each member of Luna Rumba is a superbly, accomplished musician in his own right. is clearly one of the best musical experiences available around the Bay.
“The Luna Rumba Benefit Concert for Willie Royal” will be held on May 7, 2016 at 7pm at The Palm Cabaret and Bar at Olas Altas 508, Zona Romantica, Puerto Vallarta.
Willie Royal has connected with a lot of people over the years through his music. When you connect with people, people want help you. Please spread the word about this benefit concert for this world-class violinist and gifted member of the musical duo, “Willie and Lobo.”
Please help by attending this most amazing event! Wille and Alison will be in attendance at the show and Willie will even play some songs with Luna Rumba. You won’t want to miss this incredible evening of music and love!
Tickets are available at www.vallartatickets.com or by contacting Fernanda Fenton at [email protected] or by phone at: 322 158 2716.
Ticket prices are 250.00 pesos for general admission or 350.00 for VIP seating.