The Chachetones recives McAllen Art’s Councile Grant
The McAllen Arts Council supports and encourages the development of a citywide arts culture and infrastructure that includes all disciplines of the arts. The Goal of the MAC, is to support artists, offer opportunities for young people and encourage artistic growth. In April the Council awarded Grants to individuals and Organizations to carry out their objectives in bringing Art to the surrounding communities in McAllen. The funding enables them to bring life-changing benefits to their communities. Recipients are given the opportunity to promote a deeper appreciation for the arts through the support of the McAllen Arts Council who strives to enable organizations to thrive, not just survive.
One of the grant recipients includes the Chachetones, as in Cache-tones. They are a musical band that goes beyond entertaining audiences with their original music by also serving the community through their promotion of positive social causes. The band has participated in the RGV (Real Good Vibes) Drum and Dance Circle, which focuses meditation and prayer for the wellbeing of the 1.5 million people in the Rio Grande Valley. The Cachetones will use the grant funds to acquire musical equipment that will enable them to record their music at live performances and within their studio.
When asked what type of music the Cachetones performs, Richard Barned, band leader, proclaimed, “A whole new genre called Rhythm & Bliss, its music that celebrates the joys of living with rhythms to revive the living dead.”