Los Pinguos got their start in their hometown of Buenos Aires, Argentina, fusing rock and pop harmonies with Spanish acoustic-guitar flourishes and reggae and flamenco rhythms. But these high-flying penguins are essentially locals, having lived in L.A. since 2001, when they began playing on the streets in places like the Third Street Promenade. Los Pinguos’ stature has grown considerably since then, and their sinuous world music is expansive enough to fit in at the Montreux Jazz Festival and alongside such disparate performers as Suzanne Vega and Ozomatli. While the band might not have quite the same political intensity and social impact as their inspiration, Manu Chao, their music is nonetheless a similarly enchanting blend of breezy melodies and wide-ranging influences.

Fri., Dec. 26, 8 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 12/26/14)

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