CHCI’s 38th Annual Awards Gala will conclude with another amazing Entertainment Finale — the ultimate ending to an exceptional evening that celebrates the Latino community, while raising critical funds for CHCI programs. This year’s Gala entertainment performers—the Grammy Award–winning band, La Santa Cecilia—will captivate guests with a melody that speaks to the soul and electrifies the crowd.
Named after the patron saint of musicians, La Santa Cecilia was created in 2007 and consists of accordionist and requintero Jose “Pepe” Carlos, bassist Alex Bendana, percussionist Miguel Ramirez, and lead vocalist La Marisoul, whose captivating voice sings about love, loss and heartbreak. Their influences range from Miles Davis to The Beatles, Led Zeppelin to Janis Joplin and Mercedes Sosa to Ramon Ayala.
In 2013, the band released their major label debut Treinta Dias (30 Days), which featured a captivating collaboration with fan Elvis Costello on “Losing Game.” Now, just after their GRAMMY win for Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album, the band presents their new album Someday New. The album features seven new tracks, which include a heartfelt Spanglish rendition of The Beatles iconic “Strawberry Fields Forever,” plus the unforgettable new Mexican classic “Como Dios Manda;”as well as a fresh new radio-edit of their single “Monedita” and the full version of their moving, and militant “ICE – El Hielo.”
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
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