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La Santa Cecilia to Kick Off ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! in 2014

La Santa Cecilia

¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! presents La Santa Cecilia, the “Best Alternative Band of the Year,” (LA Weekly, 2012), in free family concerts at Isla Vista School at 7 pm on Friday, January 10; on Saturday, January 11, at Guadalupe City Hall, 7:30 pm; returning to Santa Barbara to perform at the Marjorie Luke Theatre at Santa Barbara Jr. High on Sunday, January 12,  at 7 pm. Each venue hosts a reception after the show where audience can meet the artists, take photos and share in free refreshments.

La Santa Cecilia exemplifies the modern day creative hybrid of Latin culture, rock and world music. Their upbeat sound is always dance-ready and draws inspiration from all over the world utilizing pan-American rhythms like cumbia, bossa nova, rumba, bolero, tango, jazz, jarocho, rock and klezmer. Named for the patron saint of music and musicians, La Santa Cecilia represents the face of a new generation with deep roots in the Los Angeles immigrant community.

La Santa Cecilia’s line-up includes guitarist Gloria Estrada, Jose (Pepe) Carlos on accordion and requinto, bassist Alex Bendana, percussionist Miguel Ramirez, drummer Hugo Vargas, and lead vocalist La Marisoul.

Isla Vista School is located at 6875 El Colego Rd., in Goleta. Guadalupe City Hall Auditorium is located at 918 Obispo Street, in Guadalupe. Marjorie Luke Theatre is located at Santa Barbara Jr. High, 721 E. Cota St., in Santa Barbara. For more information, call Isla Vista School at (805) 893-5037, Guadalupe City Hall Auditorium at (805) 343-2939 or Marjorie Luke Theatre at (805) 884-4087 ext. 7.

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