Two vibrantly emerging groups in modern folk music will light up Royce Hall in a very special evening of colorful, passionate songs and stories.
Hometown heroes La Santa Cecilia exemplify the modern-day creative hybrid. The group draws inspiration from all over the world, deftly harnessing pan-American rhythms like cumbia, bossa nova, rumba, bolero, tango, jazz, rock and klezmer music.
The group just won the 2013 Grammy for Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album.
David Wax Museum is a folk band from Boston that has won over audiences nationwide with a brilliant fusion of Mexican Son with at least half a dozen forms of Americana. At the core are David Wax—a longtime scholar of Mexican music tradition on the jarana, the eight-stringed diminutive guitar of Veracruz—and Suz Slezak on fiddle and quijada (a traditional percussion instrument made from a donkey jawbone). Along with a rhythm section, the band sings songs about life, love and hope—all filtered through the varied musical traditions they have studied.
PRE-SHOW FANDANGUITO - FREE!
Join the party outside of Royce Hall before the show at 6pm for a lively mix of music, dancing and fun. Renowned Mexican roots bands Los Centzontles and Cambalache will perform outside on the Royce Quad to get the festivities going.