This year on March 27th, Rafael Manriquez would have celebrated his 69th year, his family and friends have committed to continuing his legacy by promoting his incredible compositions and writing as well as, by continuing the cultural work he so painstakingly developed during his life.
One of the main events to celebrate and remember Rafael is a festival we started last year that invites musicians from different musical styles to interpret one or more of his songs, this year we are pleased to present.
The Rafael Manríquez 2nd Annual Memorial Festival
On April 2, 2016, an exciting lineup of musicians will be sharing the stage to honor and celebrate the exquisite artistry and musical legacy of Rafael Manríquez.Originally from Chile, Rafael lived in the Bay Area for over 30 years, and graced stages all over the United States with his beautiful voice,
virtuoso guitar playing, and impressive repertoire of original compositions.
This year’s concert features John Santos and his Quartet with special guest José Roberto Hernandez, Aileen Vance, Dan Voll, Duamuxa, Banda sin Nombre, Madelina y Feña, La Peña Community Chorus, Foreign Planet with Camila, Morgan and Danielle Valdivieso as featured singers, and direct from Chile, Francisco Villa and Pati Carmona.
The event will be MC’d by our friend, professor and actor – Carlos Baron
This evening will also launch
Una canción de esperanza andariega / A Wandering Song of Hope, the first book to be published of Rafael’s poetry and songs with English translations.
Produced by the Rafael Manríquez Kolectiv &
Fiscal Sponsor – La Peña Cultural Center
Please help the word out share this invite with friends and family this will be an evening to remember!