A Musical Altar for our Muertos
Arwen Lawrence & Jorge Liceaga, voice, dance, & guitars
with special guests Kyla Danysh, voice & violin; Saúl Sierra-Alonso,
bass & leona; Marco Díaz, piano & trumpet
Cascada de Flores celebrates love, life, and music, inspired by the troubadours of Mexico and the Americas. In an evening of song, strings, zapateado and heart, a musical altar will be dedicated to loved ones and inspiring cultural icons that have passed: Sones from different regions of Mexico, danzones, waltzes, boleros, guarachas and compositions using these traditional forms. SING OUT! Magazine has called their performances “a dream from which you have no desire to return. You learn the roots while listening to experts play music they clearly love. The result is rich, delicate, and lovely.” Arwen Lawrence and Jorge Liceaga, a mariachi torch singer and Mexican flamenco guitarist, founded Cascada de Flores in 1999. Along with expert musicians from the San Francisco Bay Area, they began journeying into hidden corners of Mexico. They have since spent 18 years swimming in a magical place somewhere between the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea where music from México, Cuba, Puerto Rico and Colombia meet. Cascada de Flores has recorded 5 albums, created theatrical concerts such as Radio Flor and The Tree & the Donkey, collaborated in projects with local masters of Latin cultures, and has scored music for film, shadow-theater and modern dance.
A special note about this performance from Cascada de Flores: “Portions of our earnings will be donated to efforts that help the people of Oaxaca and Sonoma County, California. We will have a ‘collection basket’ for those interested in contributing. You are welcome to bring a photo, or favorite item of someone you have lost to place on the altar; we will have a moment set aside in the concert for those who wish to speak/sing about their loved ones.”
For more information please visit cascadadeflores.com.