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PHOTOS: Jaripeo and concert with Banda El Recodo at the Malheur County Fairgrounds

Banda El Recodo gave a spectacular performance at the Malheur County Fairgrounds May 30. (The Enterprise/Angelina Katsanis)

ONTARIO – Banda El Recodo has played on every continent except Antarctica, and usually in arenas even larger than the Malheur County Fairgrounds. However, Sunday, May 30, saw them take the stage in Ontario, a town of barely 11,000 people.

It was the biggest banda concert known to have taken place in the city.

Luis Aguirre, a business owner based in Caldwell, organized the event. Two local bands, Clave 19 and La Única del Valle, opened for Banda El Recodo. And the band itself was only half the show – there was also a jaripeo, or Mexican rodeo, featuring cowboys from Rancho Los Destructores de Memo Ocampo in Juliantla, Guerrero.

Personnel from Rancho Los Destructores de Memo Ocampo . . .