Caminos y Canciones of the Gonzalez Family
Roads & Songs of the Gonzalez family
Saturday / May 28, 2016 / 7:00pm
As child performers Gabriel, Martha and Claudia-Miranda Gonzalez fearlessly took the stage accompanied by some of Mexico’s finest Mariachi groups at the historic Million Dollar Theatre in Los Angeles. For these prodigies, music education began at home, with the family and on this grand landmark stage. Today Gabriel, Martha and Claudia Gonzalez have received individual national and international acclaim. Curated by Betto Arcos, “Caminos y Canciones” is a call out to the music that shaped their personal journey- a song list that contains Mexican boleros and rancheras that still touch us today- songs that are family, cultural, and artistic legacies.
Born to Mexican immigrants from Guadalajara Jalisco, the Familia Gonzalez is held in highest esteem in the Los Angeles community. Their Mexican and Chicano sounds cross over multiple music scenes. Gabriel (seen on film and TV) is an acclaimed vocalist in the thriving L.A Salsa scene, a Grammy award-winning singer and longtime collaborator of QUETZAL. Martha is the lead vocalist, songwriter and percussionist for East LA activist band QUETZAL. In 2013, QUETZAL won a Grammy (Latin Rock) for their groundbreaking album Imaginaries. The bold, fearless voice of sister Claudia is acclaimed for her songwriting and powerful group CAVA.
The Gonzalez Family will be joined on stage with Grammy winners Sergio “Checo” Alonso on harp and Lorenzo Martínez on accordion and drums.
Also Featuring La Victoria – all female Mariachi Trio! Rooted in Mexican folk music, La Victoria resonates a sound that reflects their city of Los Angeles. Mary Alfaro (guitar), Vaneza Calderón (guitarrón), and Rosalie Rodriguez (violin).
Quintessential East LA musicians offer “Mexican-folk influenced music” featuring Grammy award winning siblings Gabriel & Martha Gonzalez from Quetzal Band and Claudia Gonzalez-Miranda from CAVA band
Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC)
244 South San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
The Familia Gonzalez In Performance
Quetzal – Jarocho Elegua (Levitt Pavilion, Pasadena, 2015)
Quetzal – Planta De Los Pies