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Cafe Tacvba finds hope amid upheaval in America

Cafe Tacvba finds hope amid upheaval in America

Emmanuel “Meme” del Real was standing outside his tour bus in Marfa, Texas, on Sept. 19, speaking to his wife on the phone, when she told him the floor of their home in Mexico City had begun to shake violently. She hung up and ran through the streets to locate the couple’s daughter (7) and son (3) at their schools as buildings in the neighborhood teetered and fell.

Del Real’s wife and children came through the 7.1-magnitude earthquake near the Mexican capital unharmed, as did the families of his bandmates in the iconic indie-rock band Café Tacvba, performing Thursday, Sept. 28, at the Fillmore Miami Beach. The earthquake killed more than 300 people, almost 200 in Mexico City,...