Roca Inmovible's History
Roca Inmovible - The Beginning
Like other groups, Roca Inmovible started as musicians of their local congregation. We started as musicians of Iglesia de Dios Pentecostal in Chelsea, MA at 131 Chestnut Street in the late 1980's. The original group went by the name "Roca Inconmovible" and had percussions (drums, congas, bongos), melodic instruments (piano, electric bass, guitar), and horns (trumpets, trombone, sax). The band also had about four singers. During this time, Roca Inmovible did it's first and only music video, which is currently lost.
As time passed, many things changed. The congregation, including the band, moved from their previous location at 131 Chestnut Street in Chelsea, MA to their current location at 27 Crescent Avenue in Chelsea, MA. The name of the band also shortened from Roca Inconmovible to the current Roca Inmovible.
Besides having the names Roca Inconmovible and Roca Inmovible, the band also had a third name, "Los Hermanos Maldonado." The origin of this name is unclear but it may have been given as a nickname, due to the fact that a majority of Roca Inmovible's members were and still are part of the Maldonado family.
Roca Inmovible in the 2000's
In the winter season of 2002, Roca Inmovible started recording sessions for our first CD, Llego Jesus in Boston, MA under the direction of Nelson Maldonado. The singer was Merary Maldonado (now Merary Rivas) and the musicians were Nelson Maldonado, Juan Maldonado, Nelson Maldonado, Jr., Josue Maldonado, Ellison Tavico, and William Ortiz. It wasn't until the spring of 2002 that recording sessions ended and in late fall 2002, Llego Jesus was released to the public.
Just before the summer of 2003, it was decided that Roca Inmovible will enter the electronic era with the creation of Roca Inmovible's website and email. After six months of designing, a design was chosen and the website soon took shape. In February 2004, Roca Inmovible website became available to the public.
In early 2005, it was decided that Roca Inmovible will record it's second album, Vivire Solo Para Ti, under the direction of Juan Maldonado. Unlike the other recording, however, this recording was to be recorded live at a concert. This concert was also to be video recorded for a DVD release. On August 20, 2008, the concert took place at our local church. Regretably, most of the video and audio could not be used due to technical difficulties
After the disappointing quality of the recordings, it was decided that Roca Inmovible will re-record the songs at a studio. It was decided that we would record at JM's Music Studio (now JM Studio Productions), since the owner of the studio was owned by former director, Juan Maldonado. With the exception of the singer, each musician would record seperately. In the summer of 2006, it was decided that Tavico Productions would design the CD and CD cover art for the new production. Just like the recording studio, Tavico Productions is owned by Ellison Tavico, a musician of Roca Inmovible. After several design changes and audio edits, Roca Inmovible premiered "Vivire Solo Para Ti" at our local congregation in December 2007. The CD was made public on January 1, 2008. This CD is so far the only CD that was edited, both musically and graphically, by the members of Roca Inmovible.
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