La Catrina

La Catrina
/ Nov

La Catrina

Esperanza Peace & Justice Ctr
922 San Pedro
07:00 pm
$5 mas o menos


Offerings, songs, respect and humor are all common Mexican expressions towards death. On November 14 Azul Barrientos’ musical performance will focus on La Catrina. It is common to see La Catrina embodied as part of the Day of the Dead celebrations. La Catrina was born during the mexican Revolution and is offered as a satirical portrait of those Mexican natives who were aspiring to adopt European aristocratic traditions in the pre-revolutionary era.

The performance begins at 8 PM and doors open at 7:15 PM. Tickets are $5 más o menos at the door. Seating is on a first come first served basis. Concessions will be sold and the concert is open to all ages.

Other musicians will be announced.

ABOUT AZUL: Azul Barrientos, a popular San Antonio musician and performer, was born in Mexico City, Mexico. Professionally trained, and inspired by her parents and singers of old, she has been the artist-in-residence at the Esperanza Center since 2007. Throughout her life she has used her music as a way to make political statements and give voice to various social justice issues. From singing about women in the Mexican Revolution, to sharing the story of the 43 student teachers from Ayotzinapa who went missing in 2014 in Mexico, Azul’s style and message vary with every Noche Azul concert.

ABOUT NOCHE AZUL: Noche Azul de Esperanza is our ongoing series of intimate cafe style performances with acclaimed singer/songwriter Azul Barrientos. Featuring a new theme and musical lineup each month, Noche Azul showcases traditional Mexican songs while highlighting the cultural influences and interconnections between Latin America, Spain and Mexico. The songs and genres of Noche Azul have included boleros, rancheras, folk music, jazz, as well as electronic music.For more information on the concert, please call the Esperanza Peace & Justice Center at 210-228-0201

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