¿Qiensave? is a Cumbia Urbana group from Salinas California with their roots stretching back to Michoacán, Mexico. They create high energy dance music that has fortunately blessed them with the opportunity to travel throughout California, Arizona, Mexico, and Colombia.
¿Qiensave? has existed as a musical entity since 2009, but within the last few years the band has picked up steam by releasing their sophomore album “Mujer” via ONErpm Music, which includes singles produced by world-renowned and Latin Grammy-nominated musician Eric Canales and Platinum Producer Sam Pura, and touring which has given ¿Qiensave? the opportunity to share the stage with acts like Celso Piña, Grupo Kual, La Santa Cecilia, Fuerza de Tijuana, and La Septima Banda among others. Currently, the band is promoting the release of their new single “512-1433” which is the story of being given the same number by two different women.
Carlos L. Cortez is a California based singer / songwriter / multidisciplinary artist with a background in theater and music production. Born in South Central Los Angeles, raised in Michoacán, Mexico, now based out of Salinas, California. Carlos is the founder and one of the many brains behind Qiensave. His travels, being self-taught and his art background have influenced his raw style of playing and inventive way of composing. Influences range from Manu Chao, Cafe Tacvba to The Beatles and Woody Guthry, Bronco, Frank Zappa, Selena, Kumbia Kings, and more…
Alejandro Gomez of Salinas California plays a variety of instruments but the guitar has always been my fortè. Performing live for about 10 years. Currently Alejandro is one half of the Cumba Urbana/Nu-Cumbia band ¿Qiensave?. Also, Alejandro has been featured alongside bands like Wasted Noise, Bachaco, and the internationally known artist and musicologist Patricio Hidalgo. Alejandro has also performed and worked as a music director on several productions with the world-renowned theater company El Teatro Campesino. He has been lucky enough to travel in and out of the country to perform, compose and direct different styles of music