A concert tribute to Latin American composers. The flute and percussions of Miguelito Martinez & Corazón Sur create a coastal ambiance impregnated by scents and breezes of the Caribbean, the scents of the ocean, of fruit, and of humid earth. The goal of the concert is to broaden the audience of the music of Mexican and Latin American composers such as Maria Grever, Agustin Lara, Consuelo Velazquez, and Rafael Hernandez, among others. These composers represent a style of music very distinct from the genres of Mexican music that have been typically distributed throughout the United States and the world. With this concert, Miguelito Martinez promotes and creates awareness about the musical richness and diversity of Mexico, widening the narrow view that the world has of Latin America.
Mexican flutist Miguelito Martinez has become an essential voice in the Bay Area's Latin jazz scene. - SF Chronicle.
Miguelito Martinez Web: http://www.miguelitomartinez.com/
Miguelito Martinez & Corazón Sur Quintet video: http://youtu.be/YuHAj8mfL8w?hd=1
When & Where
La Peña is a community cultural center with a national reputation and a global vision that promotes peace, social justice and cultural understanding through the arts, education and social action.
As a welcoming gathering place, La Peña provides opportunities for artists to share diverse cultural traditions, to create and perform their work, and to support and interface with diverse social movements.
Annually, La Peña presents over 200 events with emerging and established artists; organizes an arts education program; produces new works by local artists, presents internationally and nationally renowned artists, and houses a Latin American cafe which complements the organization's mission.