Saturday, November 11 at 7:30 p.m. – Hering Auditorium
La Santa Cecilia started their career by serenading passersby on Los Angeles’ historic Olvera Street. La Santa Cecilia is a musical phenomenon that defies musical and cultural boundaries. Named after the patron saint of music, La Santa Cecilia is composed of accordionist and requinto player Jose ‘Pepe’ Carlos, bassist Alex Bendaña, percussionist Miguel ‘Oso’ Ramirez, and vocalist ‘La Marisoul’.
With a captivating voice that sings about love, loss, and everyday struggles, the band has become the voice of a new bicultural generation in the United States, fully immersed in modern music, but still close to their Latin American influences and Mexican heritage.
They have won a Grammy; toured from coast to coast; collaborated with legends including Elvis Costello, Bunbury, Fito Paez; appeared on Conan; and most recently shared the stage with Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones and Pepe Aguilar. Their upcoming 2017 performances include a show at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles with Cafe Tacvba and Mon Laferte.
In January of 2017, the band again broke new ground by recording a unique visual album of traditional Mexican and Latin American music titled Amar y Vivir. The 12 song set was recorded entirely live in 5 days in the streets, bars, and parks of Mexico City. The visual album is an exploration of the bands roots and counts with the collaboration of the iconic Mexican singer Eugenia Leon, Chilean star Mon Laferte and the legendary Mariachi America amongst others.
Join us for a community celebration!
2:00 – 4:00pmSaturday, November 11th
the Mayan Palace, Washington Plaza, 3401 Airport Way
Featuring an acoustic performance by La Santa Cecilia, and some performances by local artists Thanee Morales, Felix Bambury Webbe, and Flor Banks and Tom Duncan. This will be an informal forum to discuss issues surrounding the Latin American community through thoughtful conversation, and a joyful exchange through music.
Free and open to the public.
Hosted, with our thanks, by the UAF Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity (Oficina de Diversidad e Igualdad de Oportunidades de UAF), Mayan Palace and our Latino community
Performance at Fort Greely
On Sunday, November 12th FCA will present La Santa Cecilia at 4:00pmat the Ft. Greely Aurora Community Activity Center (CAC). The event is free with a good will donation and open to the public.
Sponsored by Sumitomo Metal Mining Pogo LLC, the Boeing Company, the Delta LibraryAssociation, Fort Greely MWR
Tickets are available online at FairbanksConcert.org, in person at the box office, or by calling 490-2858.
La Santa Cecilia is sponsored by Kinross Fort Knox Goldmine
and Supported by Petro Star and Candlewood Suites
The FairbanksConcertAssociation’s programs are supported in part with funds provided by the Alaska State Council on the Arts; WESTAF, the Western States Arts Federation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the City of Fairbanks through the FairbanksArts Association’s re-grant process.
La Santa Cecilia tour was made possible with funding by Rasmuson Foundation through the Harper Arts Touring Fund, and is administered, under contract, by the Alaska State Council on the Arts.