LA SANTA CECILIA
With Special Guest G-Flux
FRI NOV 1 / 8PM
Presented in partnership with the Mexican Cultural Institute
“The Best Latin Alternative Band of The Year.” - LA Weekly
“Bold, bouyant, international pop music…Treinta Días is all killer, no filler.” – iTunes
“The music of the Los Angeles band La Santa Cecilia places the group in the late-20th-century movement of Latino musicians in California who search out a wider variety of traditions than their musical ancestors did to create a new pan-Latino aesthetic.” –NPR
Nominated for a 2011 Latin GRAMMY© for their hit song “La Negra” and on Billboard’s “Top 10 for Latin Pop Albums,” Los Angeles-based Latin fusion band La Santa Cecilia draws inspiration from all over the world, blending rock and jazz with Pan-American rhythms like cumbia, bossa nova, rumba, tango, boleros and klezmer music. Named for Mexico’s patron saint of musicians, La Santa Cecilia performs live at Artisphere on All Saints’ Day, Friday, November 1, 2013, at 8pm with special guest and “nu-cumbia” master, DJ G-Flux. This event is in presented in partnership with the Mexican Cultural Institute.
Produced by Argentine-American multiple Grammy Award winner Sebastian Krys , La Santa Cecilia’s acclaimed 2013 major label debut on Universal Treinta Días, was one of the “Top 10 of Billboard's Latin Pop Albums.” The album includes bossa-nova Spanish-language protest tune “El Hielo” which translates to “the ice” and takes on the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. While some band members were born in the United States, others were brought here as children when their parents entered the U.S. without papers. Front woman La Marisoul said the character of Eva in the song is based on her own mother. Since its release this spring, “El Hielo” has been adopted as a kind of unofficial anthem of the immigration-reform movement. La Santa Cecilia has performed it at rallies around the country, including at an Olvera Street concert after the May Day march through downtown Los Angeles.
Also on Treinta Dias, La Santa Cecilia teamed up on “Losing Game“ with none other than Elvis Costello. The sultry lost-love lament simmers with piano and a winding accordion, the perfect foundation for the excellent pairing of Costello's husky, wavering voice and La Marisoul's enchanting, unfettered bellow. This isn't the first time Costello has worked with La Marisoul—the two teamed up for a track on his latest album, Wise Up Ghosts, a collaboration with The Roots. She joined Costello and The Roots to perform “Cinco Minutos Con Vos“ on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on September 19, 2013. In addition, they collaborated on “Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood” during an Elvis Costello concert last year.
La Santa Cecilia’s EP titled “Noche y Citas” garnered a 2011 Latin Grammy nomination for the track “La Negra” produced by four time American GRAMMY® winner and eight time Latin GRAMMY© Awards producer and engineer Sebastian Krys whose credits include a roster of Latin music’s superstar recording artists such as Carlos Vives, Luis Fonsi, Ricky Martin and Shakira to name only a few.