Powerhouse Culturas to Reunite for One Final Album
You read that right! The Tejano Powerhouse is back. As reported by Romeo and Tejano Nation, the show band Culturas is planning a comeback with one final album. Culturas members Delia Gonzales-Silva and Dee Burleson made the official announcement during an episode of the “3 Amigos Show” on March 8.
If you remember back Culturas had some epic shows at Roberto's Cocktais in Victoria, Texas. Their biggest hit to date, in my opinion, is still 'Loco Loco' with 'Golpe Traidor' being a close second.
Romeo from Tejano Nation tells us: The band was recognized by the Tejano Music Awards as “Most Promising Band of the Year” in 1993 and as “Show Band of the Year” in 1995. After Dee Burleson left the group in 1995. The band became Delia y Culturas, but Delia was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease in 1996 but kept the condition from her fans.
By 2008, Delia had ceased performing with the band because of health problems and underwent a kidney transplant that same year. Since her surgery, she has chosen a career in nursing and advocates and raises funds for victims of kidney disease.
“It is a scary thought of getting back on stage,” said Delia. “I think we’re putting together some good songs. I hope that the fans like it just as much as the old Culturas songs and we’re trying to kind of stay with what’s new now and incorporate some of the Culturas tastes and flavors. We hope to be able to give the fans what they expect because that’s the intimidation part of it all, is the expectations. I mean, yes, we can plan and hope and practice and do as much as we can but all in all the true test is when we’re up on stage.”
A Culutras single release is expected soon and the full album is anticipated to be released in May.