La Santa Cecilia
18 September 2010
18 September 2010 | 9 pm
Join us on September 18, 2010 when we host the Los Angeles-band La Santa Cecilia as part of our Marfa Dialogues conference. La Santa Cecilia exemplifies the modern-day hybrid of Latin culture, rock, and world music. The group creatively combines up-tempo Pan American rhythms like cumbia, bossa nova, rumba, nostalgic boleros, tangos, jazz, and klezmer music.
The group consists of guitarist Gloria Estrada, accordionist and requintero Jose Carlos, bassist Alex Bendana, percussionist Miguel Ramirez, drummer Hugo Vargas and lead vocalist Marisoul, whose captivating voice sings about bittersweet love, loss and heartbreak. Six separate influences range from Miles Davis, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin, Mercedes Sosa, and Ramon Ayala. The group’s common love of music and openness to all genres led to the concept of La Santa Cecilia in 2007 –- named after the patron Saint of Musicians.