Cascada de Flores
Saturday, September 5, 2015, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)

“A love letter to the early days of Latin American radio"

$25 adv / $27 door

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September 05 8:00 pm

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Cascada de FloresCascada de Flores specializes in achingly beautiful songs from Latin America’s golden age, including Cuban canciones de bolero to fill your heart to bursting, Mexican rancheras to break it, and Cuban guarachas that make you want to jump up and dance. At the heart of the music is the gorgeous voice of Arwen Lawrence and the expressive guitar of Jorge Liceaga. Together they create a wonderfully lush, intimate atmosphere. For tonight’s performance, they’ve put together a conjunto featuring several pillars of the Bay Area’s traditional music and Latin jazz scene, with Saúl Sierra-Alonso on leoncita and double bass, Marco Díaz on trumpet and piano, Brian Rice on percussion, Kyla Danysh on violin, Jorge on a variety of traditional guitars, and Arwen on vocals, as well as dancing and playing rhythm guitar.
 
“Cascada de Flores explores the musical traditions of Mexico and Cuba with grace and sensitivity,” says Sing Out! Magazine. “The result is rich, delicate, and lovely.” The San Francisco Chronicle has called their music “delightfully upbeat, mournful, whimsical, and wistful.” Their fourth and latest album, Radio Flor, is “a musical love letter to the Golden Age of radio, when songs reigned and a melody grabbed your heart for a lifetime.” The music of Cascada de Flores evokes the wonder of a world gone by, with family and friends gathered around a radio made of wood and tubes and wires, each song inspiring joy or tears or wild dancing, the stuff of cherished memories.

 



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