18 Mar Animo Production presents their 4th annual “BOLEROS DE NOCHE”
at La Plaza De Cultura Y Artes
Friday, April 5, 2019
Featuring Martha Gonzalez of the ®Grammy-winning band Quetzal, Tres Souls, and Margarita Luna
Vesper Public Relations. March 2019. Animo Production presents their 4th annual concert of the 2019 Boleros De Noche series at La Plaza De Cultura Y Artes on Friday, April 5th. 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 is quickly garnering multi-generational audiences who enjoy and partake in this musical experience.
Check out this specially curated Boleros De Noche Spotify music list
Friday, April 5, 2019, La Plaza De Cultura y Artes, 501 N Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, starting at doors open at 6:00 pm , show starts 7:15 pm until 10:00 pm .
Ticket prices start at $27 online https://bdn-laplaza2019.eventbrite.com/ and $35 at the door. Group discounts available
Curated by its founder Roberto Carlos, a young Los Angeles-based artist/promotor who has committed his musical journey to bolero music and its traditions, Boleros De Noche now enters its fifth year, and the first concert of 2019 will feature Martha Gonzalez of the ®Grammy-winning band Quetzal, the Los Angeles-based trio Tres Souls, and the dynamic singer Margarita Luna. Evoking the bohemian spirit of LA, this magical summer evening under the stars 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.
Martha Gonzalez was born and raised in East Los Angeles to a musical family from Guadalajara, Mexico. A Chicana musician, feminist music theorist and college professor, her academic interests have been fueled by her musicianship as a singer/songwriter and percussionist for the Grammy Award-winning band Quetzal. Quetzal has made considerable impact in the Los Angeles music scene. The relevance of Quetzal’s music and lyrics has been noted in a range of publications, from dissertations to scholarly books. As a result, Quetzal has performed in spaces such as the U.S. Library of Congress and The Kennedy Center. Furthermore, the traveling exhibit “American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music” (Smithsonian Institute), featured Quetzal as leaders and innovators of Chicano music.
As a musician, Gonzalez has collaborated, and/or toured with artist such as Los Lobos, Los Van Van, Jackson Brown, Susana Baca, Perla Batalla, Jaguares, Ozomatli, Jonathan Richman, Los Muñequitos de Matanzas, iCubanismo!, Taj Mahal, Tom Waits, Los Super Seven, Lila Downs, La Santa Cecilia, Son De Madera, and Aloe Blacc. Quetzal’s latest release is titled The Eternal Get Down on Smithsonian Folkways (2016) and they are currently working on Puentes Sonoros (Sonic Bridges) also on Folkways (estimated release, Spring of 2019).
Tres Souls, comprised of members Roberto Carlos, Jesús Martínez, and Rocio Mendoza, represent a revival of “Trio Romántico,” music. They relive the vintage sounds and songs of the 1940’s -1960’s bolero style that was popularized during the ‘Golden Era of Mexican Cinema.’ Tres Souls create a festive and nostalgic celebration and offer their own unique interpretation of this timeless sound, interspersed with bilingual renditions, bridging the borders between their past and present. The recently released their first full-length album, Boleros Made in L.A.
Margarita Luna was born in Guadalajara, Mexico. She is a versatile singer who likes to explore different genres and fuse traditional Latin American styles such as bolero, ranchero, trova, bossa nova, cha-cha, Latin jazz, and contemporary styles.
Margarita has performed in venues and cultural festivals such as Instituto Politecnico Universidad de Guadalajara, MOLAA (Museum of Latin American Art), Hollywood Forever Cemetery, La Plaza de Cultura y Artes, and the Million Dollar Theater. She currently promotes Latin American music through her musical program Cancionero Latinoamericano in libraries throughout the state of California.
During the last 20 years, Margarita has developed her musical career in the United States, Mexico and Japan. In Japan, she performs several times every year in the city of Kyoto, singing Latin and Japanese music for multicultural audiences. She truly believes that music is a universal language, and that it can help promote tolerance and understanding among all humans.
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 eight highly successful concerts featuring international and local artists.
ABOUT LA PLAZA DE CULTURA Y ARTES
The mission of LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes is to celebrate and cultivate an appreciation for the enduring and evolving influence of Mexican and Mexican-American culture, with a specific focus upon the unique Mexican-American experience in Los Angeles and Southern California.
LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes is the nation’s premier center of Mexican American culture. Providing an experience unlike any other, LA Plaza’s interactive exhibits and dynamic programs invite visitors to explore as well as contribute to the ongoing story of Mexican Americans in Los Angeles and beyond. Located near the site where Los Angeles was founded in 1781, LA Plaza’s 2.2-acre campus includes two historic and newly renovated buildings (the Vickrey-Brunswig Building and Plaza House) surrounded by 30,000 square feet of public garden.
Follow Boleros De Noche on instagram & twitter: @bolerosdenoche
Tres Souls IG & FB : @tressouls
Martha Gonzalez: IG: marthafromquetzal
Margarita Luna IG: margaritalunadeguadalajara