La Santa Cecilia • Latin • Mala Maña • Latin, world

Sunday Jun 22, 2014

1701 Fourth Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102-4508

Phone: 246-2261
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2014 Grammy® award-winners La Santa Cecilia will bring their unique bi-lingual alternative Latin stylings to Albuquerque at the National Hispanic Cultural Center on Sunday, June 22, 2014.  The show begins at 7 PM. New Mexico's own all-woman percussion and vocal group Mala Mana will open the show.   

Called "the voice of immigrants" by The Los Angeles Times, La Santa Cecilia exemplifies the modern-day creative hybrid of Latin culture and world music. The group creatively combines up-tempo Pan American rhythms like Cumbia, Bossa Nova, Rumba, nostalgic Boleros, passionate Tango, Jazz, Rock and Klezmer music. Lead vocalist Marisoul, whose voice captivates you for days after you’ve heard it, intensifies the group’s sound with bitter sweet songs of love, loss and heartbreak. The other core members of the group are  accordionist and requintero Jose “Pepe” Carlos, bassist Alex Bendana, percussionist Miguel Ramirez.

La Santa Cecilia’s incendiary live performances across the US and México have garnered them a devoted fan base across the continent. Their heartfelt music and consistent, fiery live performances continues to connect them with new fans – many of whom feel the band represents exactly who they are: a new generation of cultural hybrids whose creativity has no boundaries.

La Santa Cecilia and Mala Maña are presented by Avokado Artists, a 501(c)3, 360°arts organization dedicated to cross-cultural understanding through art and the cultivation, promotion, presentation and preservation of culturally significant artists and their work from around the globe, in partnership with the National Hispanic Cultural Center

See also: Four Up

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La Santa Cecilia
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Los Angeleno band La Santa Cecilia conveys Mexican/American syncretism. Named for musicians’ patron saint, the group's work encompasses bolero, bossa nova, cumbia, jazz, klezmer, rock, rumba and tango. Traditional Pan-American rhythms coalesce with classic rock on Treinta Días, which won the 2014 Grammy for Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album. Experience the sublime immigrant songs of La Santa Cecilia at National Hispanic Cultural Center (1701 Fourth Street SW) on Sunday, June 22, at 7pm. If you dig Ozomatli, this gig should definitely be on your radar. Lead singer La Marisoul’s standout vox alone are worth the price of admission, which ranges from $17 to $27. Local mixed-global outfit Mala Maña opens the show.

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