Quetzal's 2012 album, Imaginaries, won a Grammy for Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album, a zenith for the 20-year-old band, which almost disbanded when leader Quetzal Flores and lead singer/percussionist Martha Rodriguez decided to focus more on graduate studies and raising a family. Luckily for their ardent fans, the Grammy has given them newfound vigor, as they continue to make music that reflects the diversity and eclecticism of L.A.'s Chicano-American community. Recent performances of music from their upcoming album, Quetzalanimales, reveal a mature band comfortable with its identity, with an even stronger emphasis on traditional Mexican folk rhythms from guitarist Flores, percussionist Alberto Lopez and bassist Juan Perez, elegantly supported by enchanting violinist Tylana Enomoto and smiling cellist Peter Jacobsen.
Sat., July 19, 8 p.m., 2014 (Expired: 07/19/14)
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