25 Apr Ánimo Production continues its 4th annual BOLEROS DE NOCHE” concert series
Downey Theatre on Sunday, June 16, 2019 (Father’s Day)
Featuring the Latin Grammy-nominated Cuban singer Lily Hernandez and Mexican-American singer Julian Torres
Vesper Public Relations April 2019. Ánimo Production continues their fourth annual Boleros De Noche concert series at the Downey Theatre on Sunday, June 16. Boleros De Noche is a musical and cultural experience that seeks to preserve, uplift, and celebrate Latin American bolero music history in Los Angeles, and it’s quickly garnering multi-generational audiences who enjoy and partake in this musical experience.
The second concert of this year’s series will also take place on Father’s Day.
Check out this specially curated Boleros De Noche Spotify playlist
Sunday, June 16, 2019, Downey Theatre, 8435 Firestone Blvd, Downey, CA 90241, doors open at 6:00 pm, show starts at 7:00 pm and ends at 10:00 pm.
Ticket prices start at $35 online at animoproduction.com/tickets. Student discounts available.
Curated by its founder Roberto Carlos, a young Los Angeles-based artist/promoter who has committed his musical journey to bolero music and its traditions, Boleros De Noche is now in its fourth year. The second concert of 2019 is a celebration of boleros from Cuba and Mexico and will feature the Latin Grammy-nominated Cuban singer Lily Hernandez and the Mexican-American singer Julian Torres. Evoking the bohemian spirit of L.A., this magical summer evening will be filled with nostalgia and love.
Latin American bolero music is recognized for its romantic lyrics and lush harmonies, and is considered by many to be the most romantic music genre of Latin America. The genre originated in Cuba in 1883 but gained international notoriety once the music reached Mexico in the 1940s, and was interpreted by romantic trios: three-piece bands composed of three voices accompanied by a guitar and the complex instrumentation of a requinto, a smaller guitar typically tuned a fifth higher than a standard guitar.
The Latin Grammy-nominated singer Lily Hernandez, aka “La Amazona”, started singing over 15 years ago in her home country of Cuba. Although as a child she had a love for the art, she rarely sang in public because she was never given an opportunity. As an artist, she was ‘in the closet’ until Calixto Oviedo discovered her through her first EP. Since then, she has performed in jazz festivals in Spain, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Italy, and the U.S. as well as at important jazz clubs in Europe and the U.S. She was nominated for a Latin Grammy for her participation in an album with Raul Lara y Sus Soneros, and she has received praise for her salsa performances from Jerry Rivas and Ralph Irizarry, who named her “La Amazona De La Salsa”. In addition to boleros, she sings son, salsa, timba and bossa nova. Her charismatic personality and dynamic singing abilities are immediately felt by audiences.
Julian Torres was born in Hawthorne, CA to Mexican parents who instilled within him a love for Mexico’s music since he was in the womb. As a child, he was inspired to become a mariachi musician and began his career singing in community events and church carnivals. He has traveled and performed in many prestigious venues both in the U.S. and abroad, including: Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, Teatro Metropolitan CDMX and for U.S. military troops overseas in Okinawa, Japan. His first EP, Epoca de Oro, is a tribute to his roots and mariachi heritage.
ABOUT BOLEROS DE NOCHE:
L.A. cultural promotor Roberto Carlos launched the Boleros De Noche music series in 2015 in an effort to preserve, uplift, and celebrate Latin American bolero music history in Los Angeles. The series is committed to the coordination of quality cultural events that convene an intergenerational audience to share live bolero music. Since its launch, Boleros De Noche has presented eleven highly successful concerts featuring international and local artists.
ABOUT THE DOWNEY THEATRE
The Downey Civic Theatre is a 738-seat venue located in the heart of downtown Downey. The Downey Theatre strives to bring the best entertainment and enhance the cultural and economic growth within the community.
Follow Boleros De Noche on instagram & twitter: @bolerosdenoche
Lily Hernandez IG: @lily_laamazona
Julian Torres IG: @juliantorres_oficial