La Santa Cecilia playing “La Negra,” which recently was nominated for a 2011 Latin Grammy. Note the guitarist Gloria — pure awesomeness.
Friends in LA: The amazing LA band La Santa Cecilia, who played our Marfa Dialogues symposium in 2010, are talking this Saturday, 4 February, at UCLA about their music and heritage with Josh Kun — curator of the PST/GRAMMY Museum exhibition Trouble in Paradise: Music and Los Angeles 1945-75; director of The Popular Music Project at USC Annenberg’s The Norman Lear Center; and — by crazy chance — Ballroom alum from The Marfa Sessions.
After the conversation, there will be a Q&A with the band, followed by a brief performance. Tickets are only $10 — if you can make it, go! They’re so fun, and have the best energy. For more info, check out their website or watch this great interview with them.