An intimate evening of music with deep cultural currents featuring solo performances by Diana Gameros and Edna Vazquez, a Portland-based Mexican singer who recently opened for Lila Downs on a Northern California Tour.
Edna Vazquez was born in the Mexican state of Colima but lived the first 16 years of her life in the state of Jalisco, a state that is world-renowned as the soul of Mexican mariachi music. At age 17, she left her native Mexico and traveled to the United States to start a career in the music business, and met with more success than she ever could have imagined. She found herself singing and playing music across the country in many different styles, strongly rooted in tradition but moving seamlessly through contemporary influences.
Edna has achieved international exposure by singing on television shows like Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento in Los Angeles, California and Sábado Gigante Internacional con Don Francisco, where she won first prize with her rendition of Cucurrucucú Paloma accompanied by Mariachi Internacional in Miami, Florida.
Edna performs original compositions that pay homage to her many Latin American influences and frequently mixes in her own arrangements of traditional songs to bring the feeling of Mexico’s Folkloric music to her audience. She sings with a velvety voice and sometimes whistles the melodies to compliment her guitar. A versatile and experienced musician, Edna not only spans styles and genres, but plays music in a variety of arrangements including performing solo, with the Edna Vazquez Quintet and with Mariachi Los Palmeros.
Originally from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico and now living in Berkeley California, Gameros creates authentic music that reflects the 21st century experiences of a young indie artist at the borderlands between cultures, languages, and genres. San Francisco latin singer/songwriter Diana Gameros has received much acclaim for her wide range of styles that seem to break down barriers constructed by isolating genres.
DOORS AT 6:30PM, SHOW AT 7PM
$10-15 sliding scale
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