La Santa Cecilia, Co-Presented by SOAC @ Mexican Heritage Plaza
Sat, Feb 26th at 7pm
SOAC @ Mexican Heritage Plaza, Pavilion
School of Arts & Culture at Mexican Heritage Plaza
1700 Alum Rock Avenue, San Jose, CA 95116.
La Santa Cecilia draws inspiration from all over the world, utilizing Pan-American rhythms including cumbia, bossa-nova, rumba, bolero, tango, jazz and klezmer music.
La Santa Cecilia exemplifies the modern-day creative hybrid of Latin culture, rock and world music. The group draws inspiration from all over the world, utilizing Pan-American rhythms including cumbia, bossa-nova, rumba, bolero, tango, jazz and klezmer music.
Their unique sounds and the experience of their colorful, passionate performances continues to captivate both loyal fans and new listeners. 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 always close to their Latin American influences and Mexican heritage.
La Santa Cecilia’s released their debut album, Noche y Citas in 2011. The album was nominated at the Latin Grammy Awards for the single “La Negra.” El Valor in 2012 was named one of the best albums of the year by NPR’s Alt Latino. In 2013, Treinta Días was released and went on to win the Grammy for Best Latin Rock, Alternative or Urban Album. In 2016, Buenaventura was nominated for a Latin Grammy in Best Pop/Rock Album category and for a Grammy in the Best Latin Urban, Rock or Alternative category.