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The Drop: La Santa Cecilia

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On View - Mar 05, 2014 - Mar 05, 2014

Sponsored by Amoeba MusicLa Santa Cecilia consists of accordionist and requintero Jose “Pepe” Carlos, bassist Alex Bendana, percussionist Miguel Ramirez, and lead vocalist La Marisoul, whose captivating voice sings about love, loss and heartbreak. Their influences range from Miles Davis to The Beatles, Zeppelin to Janis Joplin and Mercedes Sosa to Ramon Ayala. Their common love of music and openness to all genres led them to the concept of La Santa Cecilia in 2007 – named after the patron saint of musicians.  The band was signed in 2010 to indie label Rebeleon Music Group headed by multi-GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY winning producer Sebastian Krys. The band toured all over the United States and Mexico. They garnered the attention of Universal Music Latino in 2012 and subsequently signed with the label. In 2013, the band released their major label debut Treinta Dias (30 Days), which featured a captivating collaboration with fan Elvis Costello on “Losing Game.” And now,  just after their GRAMMY win and one day after its release, we celebrate their first  full-length release Someday New. The album features seven new tracks, which include a heartfelt Spanglish rendition of The Beatles iconic “Strawberry Fields Forever”, plus the unforgettable Mexican classic “Como Dios Manda”; as well as a fresh new radio-edit of “Monedita” and the full version of their moving, and militant “ICE – El Hielo.” Hosted by Vice President of The GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares, Scott Goldman, the band will discuss their career, hot off of a GRAMMY Award win for Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album, will take audience questions and will perform a selection of songs.

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