La Santa Cecilia

It's beyond foolish to try to force La Santa Cecilia into some convenient pigeonhole. The local sextet deftly draws upon such traditional Latin music styles as cumbia, bossa nova and tango, but they're just as likely to mix in klezmer, jazz, folk and even new wave. Earlier this year, they won a Grammy Award for Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album for their 2013 album, Treinta Días. Marisol Hernandez (aka La Marisoul) is a compelling and powerful singer, whether she's cooing traditional Spanish-language ballads such as "Ice El Hielo" against Marco Sandoval's languid acoustic guitar, or belting out passionate English anthems "Someday New" or the sinuously romantic "Jack." When La Santa Cecilia pump up their unique versions of hits by The Beatles and Soft Cell, the songs are twisted further by Jose Carlos' artful accordion. Also at the Pico Union Project, Monday, July 28, with Yuval Ron Ensemble.
Sat., July 26, 7:30 p.m., 2014 (Expired: 07/26/14)


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