Living Traditions Festival is going on all weekend. How about joining me Sunday for the final headlining act QUETZAL - SUNDAY, MAY 18 - 5:30 pm
Born out of the cultural, political and social wake of the 1992 Los Angeles riots, Quetzal pushes the boundaries of traditional Chicano music weaving a sound that will simultaneously make you dance and contemplate change. Incorporating elements of regional Mexican folk-music like son jarocho with Cuban charanga and Brazilian panderio gives singer Martha Gonzalez a full bodied pastiche with which to explore her passionate, socially conscious lyrics. The evolution of their sound has taken on the progressive hints of rock, funk and 80’s R&B while still spotlighting traditional styles and instruments such as the requinto guitar and the tarima, the small wooden platform used as a percussive instrument in fandango dancing. Their fifth album, Imaginaries, received the Grammy Award in 2013 for Best Latin Rock, Urban, or Alternative album.
Many will get there early to enjoy the booths, food and other acts through out the day. Festival opens at noon. Let's try and all get to gather at the end of the day.