La Santa Cecilia with special guests Mala Maña

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La Santa Cecilia with special guests Mala Maña

Time: June 22, 2014 from 7pm to 11pm
Location: National Hispanic Cultural Center
Street: 1701 4th Street SW
City/Town: Albuquerque
Website or Map:
Phone: 505.724.4771
Event Type: concert
Organized By: Tom Frouge
Latest Activity: May 28, 2014

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Avokado Artists in partnership with National Hispanic Cultural Center Presents

Grammy Award-Winning Latin Alternative “Modern-day Creative Hybrid”

Brings their powerful, fun and infectious live show to NHCC in Albuquerque

Sunday June 22, 7 PM | Tickets On Sale Now!

"La Santa Cecilia lead singer La Marisoul has one of the most powerful voices, in any genre” – LA Weekly

“La Santa Cecilia crafts a unique style of Latin Alternative music by mixing traditional South American rhythms with everything from tango and mariachi to rock, jazz and Afro-Cuban percussion. [LSC] is led by the enchanting voice and often eccentrically flamboyant presence of La Marisoul" – NPR

The Grammy® award-winning La Santa Cecilia brings their unique bi-lingual alternative Latin stylings to Albuquerque's National Hispanic Cultural Center on Sunday, June 22, 2014, at 7 PM. New Mexico's own all-woman percussion and vocal group Mala Mana open the show. Tickets are $17.00 / $22.00 / $27.00 and can be purchased from the NHCC Box Office, by phone at 505.724.4771 and online at

Called "the voice of immigrants" by 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. Their influences range from Miles Davis to The Beatles, Zeppelin to Janis Joplin and Mercedes Sosa to Ramon Ayala. Lead vocalist Marisoul, whose voice captivates you for days after hearing it, intensifies the group’s sound with bitter sweet songs of love, loss and heartbreak. Other core members of the group are accordionist and requintero Jose “Pepe” Carlos, bassist Alex Bendana, percussionist Miguel Ramirez. 

Named for the patron saint of musicians, La Santa Cecilia was formed in 2007 and released their major label debut "Trenta Dias" in 2013, which took home the 2014 Grammy for Best Latin Rock, Urban, or Alternative Album.  They have enjoyed acclaim in NY Times, LA Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR, Huffington Post and even Ad Age. Their latest CD "Someday New" was released in March 2014.

La Santa Cecilia’s incendiary live performances have garnered  a devoted fan base across the continent. LSC's heartfelt music, homemade art and consistent live performances continues to connect 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.

Mala Maña, New Mexico's own Women's Voice and Drum Ensemble, draws its inspiration from the rhythms of Afro-Colombia’s Atlantic and Pacific coasts, but does not stop there: woven into the mix are Caribbeanvreggaton,  beat-boxing, African-American traditional, Mexican cumbia and their own cumbia-inspired originals. A collective, Mala Maña consists of 7 women who share diverse backgrounds in African and Latin pop, flamenco dance, and Mexican norteño music. Their love for the rhythm-inspired music of Colombia’s coastal people brought these diversely talented women together to offer a unique and exciting tapestry of many voices and many drums. 

La Santa Cecilia and Mala Maña are being 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.

More information, contact Tom Frouge 505.771.3166 |

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