San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Pellejo Seco is a Cuban Son Fusion band based out of San Francisco ’s Bay Area. Ivan Camblor is the tresero, composer and founder of Pellejo Seco. Ivan humbly considers Pellejo Seco a musical experiment, and says that he’s simply doing what he learned to do in Cuba’s streets, namely traditional Cuban Son. However, he does this within the cultural context of San Francisco. With their “Experimental Son Cubano”, they skillfully blend strands of various musical genres from blues, rock, jazz, flamenco to hip-hop, with the unmistakable sound of Cuban Son and the yearning melodies of the Cuban troubadour. Various critics have heralded Pellejo Seco as the next Buena Vista Social Club.
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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.