Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Tito Torbellino Phoenix Memorial


His funeral was on the 6th but I though I would post the story, over 1000 attended, and fans gathered at the gates.  He was buried in Phoenix. .. thank you to the reader who sent it in.

A tuba puffed notes, drums kept time and the unmistakable sound of an accordion — the instrument that helped make Phoenix native Tomas Tovar Rascon a rising star in banda music — serenaded a sold-out crowd that waited in the sweltering heat to say goodbye.

On Tuesday evening, family, friends and fans of Tito Torbellino — Rascon's stage name — gathered at a public memorial service held at Celebrity Theatre for the slain musician.

He was murdered Thursday in Ciudad Obregon, Sonora when two gunmen entered a restaurant and shot Rascon at close range several times.

Rascon's casket was featured prominently Tuesday on the Phoenix venue's stage, surrounded by floral arrangements, accordions and photos.

Leslie Antunez,24, a self described "Dreamer," said she stood in a line that, at one point, stretched almost completely around the building because Rascon supported Dreamers on social media.

"He was always telling us to never give up," she said. "I came here to show him how much we care."
Ana Hernandez, 18, said she was came to the memorial service because Rascon was her idol.

"I never got to meet him, so I want to say my final goodbye," Hernandez said."I like the songs he sings, how he went from poor to rich so fast."

Rosa Castillo, 35, went to North High School where she said she and Torbellino were in the same Spanish class one year. Rascon was quiet, she said, and didn't seem like he wanted to be in school.
"He was always singing and playing (the accordion) outside the school," she said in Spanish.

Martin Ortega, a drummer in the 17-member band La Llegadora, said he knew Rascon for the about 10 years. His band played some of the same venues as Rascon and he planned keep Rascon's memory alive by continuing to play his music.

"He was a good musician." he said in Spanish. "He was dedicated."

AZ Central

54 comments:

  1. Rest in peace, homie!!



    ABK

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  2. I like how he went from poor to rich so fast........how sad!

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  3. RIP Tito, Nacido y Creado en Paramount!

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    1. My nigga tito was born in phx n lived in avondale az

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    2. Ese corrido nacido y creado paramount ta chingon

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    3. I hate when. Mexicans say "nigga" fucking fakes... Tito era mexicano. No negro pendejos.. Y era de la phoenikera. No de paramount baboso

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    4. Era de Phoenix Arizona pendejo

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  4. so young so popular very sad maybe he was hanging around the wrong gang

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  5. Thank you for posting this....poeple should know that he was an american targeted and killed in mexico.....he is a victim and more poeple should be upset by this

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    1. An American that was very close to some heavy hitter narcos. He didn't deserve to die, but everyone down there knows to be on their toes right now. There has been a war brewing since the first of the year. Tito was aweaome. But get caught slipping in Mexico, this the end result.

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    2. People should be upset because the inosentt dying regardless of their nationality americans are not better or worst than the rest of the world

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    3. People should be upset because the innocent dying regardless of their nationality americans are not better or worst that the rest of the world

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    4. Wake up bitch he was involve with mafia organizations its part of that lifestyle he was not Enrique iglesias or Ricky Martin he sang NARCO CORRIDOS

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    5. Upset??? As a so called american let me posted you an argument, so if you go over seas and hang out with mafia members what you think it would happen??? Shame on you by bringing up as an american issue to this narco corrido singer. You well know that there is an advisory to American nationals to stay away from mexico. Why whould I feel sad. They should apply new law to anyone involved in narco bussines to loose their nationality and get deported..... they take advantage of freedom of speech here on the good old usa , in mexican radios they have sanctioned all narco music so they get no airtime. Even mexicans hate narco corridos. .

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    6. Yes but Mexican Americans are not really Americans to the American government but let a white non Hispanic get killed or kidnapped and they will leave

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    7. Stone unturned avenging their death

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    8. Only Americans are native Americans, color is not a factor anymore its only rich and poor people

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    9. Its sad because he isnt considered american because whites dont differentiate the two.....chicano and mexican

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    10. It's true. Get used to it. That's why I say I'm mexican even though I was born here. I was watching a show of local politics and a non mexican polititian said " people don't look at Mexican americans as Americans" fact.

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  6. An AmericanTarget !!!! WTF!!! Listen up....this fool was killed for singing to the cds---face it people...the cds is a thing of the past!!! And anyone singing to these sorry cowards will face the consequences....the list has been put up,you know about it chivis,so all you little singers ...sing all you want in the states but come to mexico ...sing to cds...and if we ghet to you...you will be right beside tito....komander,you are step away...and yeah,,check my ip address,this is the realk thing...

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    1. 7:36 - Ok cool guy "realk thing". Nobody deserves to be killed for singing about the culture and daily experiences they see. If they did 90% of the rappers in the US would be dead.

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    2. Ignorance at its finest!!

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  7. It's sad what happened but this guy was hanging out with Mafiosi who have hurt other people as well. It's not like Tito didn't know who these people were or what they did. He sung songs about them. and he was dining with a guy very involved in the business when he got shot. Maybe he himself didn't do anything to deserve this but like they say "a pig in the mud muddies up everyone around him". moral of the story: be careful of the company you keep.

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  8. and post it chivis..its the truth---keep it professional....and we will call you directly,with real info.

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  9. he was a victim of his own stupidity. good riddance.

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  10. R8 set him up.

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  11. Uh not really innocent American if you're hanging with R8.

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  12. Well bla bla bla, sorry this and that... he was a narco corridos singer??? What you expect is like singing gangster rap.. he got blasted to be honest he lasted a while if you ask me... lots of peps that actually are involved in narco corridos are playing with fucken fire.. only time will tell. Keep fucking around and you get blasted, tito, gallo de oro, who next??

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  13. Act like a thug, sing for thugs, get paid and enjoy blood money, release propaganda for evil innocent killing drug cartels... YUP YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW

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  14. Toditas habia ganado en la vida
    pero ahora me toco la de perder
    soy el pedron antrax y les di escuela
    de apellido valenzuela mucho tiempo me rife
    D.E.P. TITO TORBELLINO

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    1. pinchi corridaso!!

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    2. Anduve los tiempos de javier torres preguntele al viejo si me raje

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    3. Y esto es para que vallan y digan cuando yo tenia vida a varios tan bien mate...y gracias Por ser mi primo Santiago el hombre Mas hombre que conosi te acuerdas cuando vivias en la Sierra el que se metia en problemas pero peliaba Por ti

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  15. Of course the white element here would never allow Tito being referred to as an American citizen gunned down in Mexico, what the fuck was that person higher up in the message board thinking... But talking about al Capone, US mobsters and reminiscing about moonshiner days in the US are always cute huh... Fuck off with that bullshit. That said, props to chivis for posting about Tito and a NARCO corrido singer, say what you want, it's a lifestyle (the narco lifestyle not some wanna be bullshit) that interests the shit out of everyone, including Internet bloggers.

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  16. get off the nuts, Dick riding punales

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  17. LE TOCABA AL TITO POR CHAPULIN Y POR ANDAR ATRAVESADO TAN PRONTO..Y ESO DE LA LISTA ES CIERTO PERO EL KOMANDER ESTA SALVO AY PA KE NO ANDEN CON MENTIRAS..Y SI EL TITO YA SABIA KE LA MUERTE ANDABA CERKA AY PA KE LA PIENSEN LOS DEMAS..G ORTIZ LARRY HERN ENIGMA NORT Y LOS DEMAS KE ANDAN DE PRESUMIDOS CON SUS CORRIDOS PERO VALEN VERGA EN LA CALLE SI TIENES RESPETO EN LA CALLE TE LA RIFAS SI NO PA FUERAAAAA..ARIBA LA GENTE NUEVA CULONES CAGADOS ASI COMO DIJO AQUI ANDAMOS Y NO NOS VAMOS PUTITOSS AY PA KE ANDEN ABUSADOSS EHH AY NOS VEMOS SALUDOS A CHIHUAS EL COMPA KE SE FUE AY VIENE OTRO COMPA PA TOMAR SU LUGAR LA -GN- SIGUE ACTIVO CULONES MAMALONES DICIENDO MAMADAS POR EL COMENTARIOO ARRE PUES SALUDOS ARRIBA SINALOA Y EL SR CHAPO GUZMAN SIGUE RIFANDO LOS GUZMANEZ!!!!!!

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    1. Pinche alucinado golpea viejas, ponte a trabajar, nomas le.atizas al resistol 5000 y aquí andas ladrando como perrita caliente4.

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    2. Y COMO DIJE EL TITO TENIA LA MUERTE MUY CERKAA ESCUCHA LA CANCION "VAYAN AVISANDO" PUTITOS DIGAN LO KE DIGAN SE LO ESPERABAA POR TRIINIII!

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    3. xP JA KE BUEN CHISTE VIEJAA OJALA TE SENTISTE BIEN CUANDOO PONISTE ESE COMENTARIOO SABIENDO KE TE CAGAS CUANDO TE LLEGE ESE COMANDO DE PREGUNTAS PINCHI RATAAA!

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  18. Music soothes the savage beast....yeah right!

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  19. Proverbs 1:15 my son, do not walk in the way with them. Keep your feet from their path.

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  20. Lastima de paisanos,
    Vamos hacer la mayoria
    En este pais, de la oportunidad
    Y las nuevas generaciones
    IDOLATRANDO LA MIERDA"
    Y luego nos quejamos porque
    Nos sen'ala la sociedad" americana,
    La narco cultura esta pudriendo"
    Poco a poco mi raza, Y El chamuco
    Curandosela de los PENDEJOS,
    QUE NO SABEN , DISERNIR, EL
    SANTO LIBRO"


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  21. The guys who do this are as serious as cancer and they will kill you quicker,its not fuckin tom and jerry cartoons.They couldn't give two fucks who he was in the world,in Mexico,thats their world"you think your badass"well watch this.
    Sad for his kids and his family,but it is dangerous in old Mexico...
    It was absolutely stupid for him to be where he was ?

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  22. Ur a target wen ur around people like r8 he should of known that anything can happen wen ur around people that are in the game u stick to singing and let them stick to wat they do!!

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  23. Live by the gun / Die by the gun. Tito knew with who and what he was getting into hanging out with mafia psycho and sociopaths.. FEEL SORRY FOR HIM, FOR WHAT!!?? He CHOOSE that life.

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  24. Pura Gente Nueva al 100. RIP R5 . R8 R10 y todo el equipo M100 y Salazares Sonora y Arizona tienen dueno.....
    Atte El Chapo Guzman

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  25. Good lord is that his funeral or a cheap swap?

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  26. a victim of his own stupidity. good riddance.

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  27. Sorry guy chapo doesn't run az and cds pays Piso to go through sonora just like in tj sorry guy!

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  28. "EN MI PECHO UN SAN JUDITASSSS, Y EN MI NARIZ PURA BUENAAAAA!" R.I.P MY G'

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    1. Ajua! Y arriba sinaloa parienton! RIP homie Tito< Salu2 pa la plebada de Phoenix la ciudad de los Soles Desde Denver en el mero estado Rojo!

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  29. Me tienen cuidando el rancho en mi Sinaloa querido a las ordenes del mayo a mi me apondan el chino para peliar Estoy gallos traigo puros asesinos... R.i.p. ny nigga tito

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  30. Los Avengadores son gente de chapito

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  31. Denver will miss you compa

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