Inquiring Minds

Heard of "Screwmbia"? Royal Highness Will Show You at Bombón

In the world of Latin rhythms, a new duo is making noise with a combination of cumbia and various electronic dance genres.

Royal Highness consists of youngster Svani Quintanilla and veteran turntablist Luis Espada. Svani is from Corpus Christi, and is the nephew of the late Queen of Tejano music, Selena Quintanilla (rest in peace), and A.B. Quintanilla's son. Espada has been part of the successful and talented roster of DJs known as Peligrosa.

Rocks Off spoke with them in anticipation of their Bombon appearance in Houston on Saturday night.

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