Ánimo Production announces the return of Boleros de Noche for its 5th season
Featuring Gaby Moreno & Tres Souls August 21, 2021 at The Ford
Gaby Moreno crafts expertly written songs in genres from blues, jazz, soul, and R&B all sung in four different languages. Her critically acclaimed album ¡Spangled! brought her together with legendary musician and arranger Van Dyke Parks to celebrate the migration of songs, like the bolero, across the Americas, and she offers her soulful voice to singing classic boleros at The Ford. Local favorite trio Tres Souls, led by vocalist Rocio Libertad, will open the night singing classics like "Sabor A Mi," "Piel Canela," "Historia De Un Amor," and more.
Boleros De Noche is a musical and cultural experience, launched by Los Angeles cultural promoter Roberto Carlos, that seeks to preserve, uplift, and celebrate Latin American bolero music history in Los Angeles, and is quickly garnering multi-generational audiences who enjoy and partake in this musical experience. Now in its fifth year, the series is curated by its founder Roberto Carlos, a young Los Angeles-based artist/culture promoter who has committed his musical journey to bolero music and its traditions.
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Since moving to Los Angeles from her native Guatemala, singer-songwriter-
Moreno has shared the international stage with pop music luminaries such as Bono, Andrea Boccelli, Tracy Chapman, Ani DiFranco, Punch Brothers, Hugh Laurie, Buena Vista Social Club, Calexico, David Gray and many more. More recently, she has appeared on Live From Here (hosted by five-time Grammy winner/MacArthur Genius, Chris Thile).
Tres Souls, comprised of members Roberto Carlos, Jesús Martínez, and Rocio Mendoza, represent a revival of trío romántico music. They relive the vintage sounds and songs of the 1940s -1960s bolero style that was popularized during the Golden Era of Mexican Cinema. Tres Souls create a festive and nostalgic celebration and offer their own unique interpretation of this timeless sound, interspersed with bilingual renditions, bridging the borders between their past and present. The released their first full-length album, Boleros Made in L.A., in 2019.
ABOUT BOLEROS DE NOCHE:
L.A. cultural promoter Roberto Carlos launched the Boleros De Noche music series in 2015 in an effort to preserve, uplift, and celebrate Latin American bolero music history in Los Angeles. The series is committed to the coordination of quality cultural events that convene an intergenerational audience to share live bolero music. Since its launch, Boleros De Noche has presented more than ten highly successful concerts featuring international and local artists.
Trio romántico bolero music features the guitar, the complex instrumentation of a requinto (a smaller guitar typically tuned a fifth higher than a standard guitar), romantic lyrics and lush harmonies. It is considered by many to be the most romantic music genre of Latin America. The genre originated in Cuba in 1883 but gained international notoriety once the music reached Mexico in the 1940s.
ABOUT THE FORD:
The Ford Theatre is a music venue in the Hollywood Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. The 1,200-seat outdoor amphitheater is situated within the Cahuenga Pass within the Santa Monica Mountains. Located in a County regional park, the facility is owned by the LA PHIL and operated in partnership with the Ford Theatre Foundation and the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation. For sheer beauty and intimacy, it's hard to beat The Ford for summer entertainment under the stars. Nestled in the Hollywood Hills, the open-air amphitheater is relatively intimate at just under 1,200 seats; no patron is more than 96 feet away from the stage.
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