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Tonight at La Peña: Madelina y Los Carpinteros bring you the rich folklore of Latin America - with music from Argentina and the Andes to Puerto Rico and Mexico! See you! #latinosunidos #folklor #argentina #chile #bolivia #peru #venezuela #puertorico #mexico y más! #represent ... See MoreSee Less
Entre Sur y Norte
September 30, 2016, 8:00pm - October 1, 2016, 12:30am
Entre Sur y Norte
Madelina y Los Carpinteros and Friends
Premiering @ Berkeley's La Peña.
$15 adv. $20 door
Meandering between the South and the North is La Peña's debut concert of Madelina y Los Carpinteros and Friends. The group features the sensual gritty voices of Madelina Zayas and Brandon Vance (Buena Trova Social Club), and richly layered and deeply rooted acoustic performance from former members of Grupo Raíz, Fernando Feña Torres and Denis Schmidt and Bay Area jewels Ruthie Dineen, Craig Thomas, Brandon Vance and special guests. Special sikuri and dance performance by Master Luis Valverde (Valverde dance and former Grupo Anqari).
Following the tradition of the Nueva Canción and Nueva Trova - movements that came out of The Americas' liberation struggles to freshly embody the folk roots with an enriched lyricism - this concert will premiere Fernando Torres' own compositions as well as unique interpretations of music from Puerto Rico to the Andes Mountains and US.
It is not a coincidence that Madelina y Los Carpinteros will be debuting at La Peña. Since its inception 41 years ago, the Berkeley's venerated hut has become the casa of the nueva trova/nueva canción, where the attentive ear and lovers of the genre can enjoy the musical gems of its originators as well as the work currently developed locally. A not-to-be-missed summer evening with some soulful and rhythmic picks into the Latin American cancionero, including originals from Fernando Torres and unique interpretations from Osvaldo Torres, Simón Diaz, Rafaél Manríquez, Roy Brown, Juan Antonio Corretjer, Rafael Hernández, Fernando Solanas and Roberto Goyeneche amongst others. ##