Cascada de Flores
Friday, April 29, 2011, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)gorgeous folkloric Mexican and Cuban music $22.50 advance / $24.50 at doorPurchase tickets online
April 29 8:00 pm

Come revel in heart-wrenching songs from Latin America's golden age, as Cascada de Flores returns with a fabulous playground of musical toys and friends old and new. In the spirit of Mexico's "voice of Latin America from Mexico" radio programs where composers and artists came from all over Latin America to perform (and apparently jam together, off-air), the trío returns with another raucous revue with lovely guest artists, broadcasting guarachas, boleros, rancheras, cumbias and shamelessly romantic creations.

With their heavenly harmonies, masterful guitar and flute, and a variety of traditional Mexican and Caribbean instruments like tres cubano, marimbol (related to the African thumb piano), guitarra de son, donkey's jaw bone, zapateado (footwork), cajon, and the indispensable maracas and claves, this group never fails to win hearts and set bodies in motion. Veering from whimsical playfulness to delicate beauty to searing emotion, the trio are masters at putting their own subtle touch on the music, creating a wonderfully rich, intimate atmosphere.

Tonight, Arwen Lawrence and Sabra Webers's lush vocal harmonies and Jorge Liceaga's emotive guitar work (and 'chilango' humor) is joined by multi-instrumentalist Miguel Govea (accordion, guitarrón, and horns), the sweet tones of guitarist Rick Flores, the most masterful percussionist Brian Rice (Wake the Dead, Choro Famoso), the danzón specialist, pianist Bob Karty and the warm voice of Cynthia Holberg. Topping is all off, Arwen's favourite polka partner, Marco Castellanos will return to twirl her around! Come dance! Cascada de Flores is famous for making abuelitas sing, old men cry and couples kiss!

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