Latin Diva Series

Festival Chispa Presents: Gaby Moreno & Las Cafeteras

8 pm Festival Chispa, a celebration of New Latin music in partnership with Avokado Artists, presents Latin Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Gaby Moreno and the incredible L.A.-based Latin alternative band Las Cafeteras. Born and raised in Guatemala, singer/songwriter Gaby Moreno was captivated in her youth by the sounds of the blues, soul, and jazz, and now calls Los Angeles home. Mixing English and Spanish vocals in elegant harmonies, she was awarded the Latin Grammy for Best New Artist in 2013. Her albums include Still the Unknown (2008), Illustrated (more…)

Chispa: New Latin Music Series: La Yegros

8 pm While La Yegros now lives in Buenos Aires, her family comes from the rural rain forests of northern Argentina, bordering Brazil. She received classical conservatory training in music, and made her professional debut performing before thousands with experimental theatre troupe De La Guarda. Her diverse repertoire includes tropical rhythms, Argentine folk, reggae, dancehall, soul, and Arabic music. The 26th concert in the Center’s signature Latin Diva Series is presented in partnership with Avokado Artists as part of Festival Chispa. $12, $17, $22 with $2 discount (more…)

Chispa: Latin Diva Series, Las Migas

7:30 pm Formed as a flamenco quartet in Barcelona in 2004, Las Migas now performs a repertoire of “Mediterranean music,” including lively Latin rhythms and pensive ballads. The members, Alba Carmona, Marta Robles, Alicia Grillo and Roser Loscos, come from four cities spanning both the geography of Spain and its cultural diversity—Barcelona, Sevilla, Córdova and Lérida. The group has headlined at major theatres and world music festivals throughout Europe; the upcoming tour is its first in the U.S. Their new show, recently launched, begins with an intimate, (more…)

Chispa: Latin Diva Series, Vanessa Zamora

7:30 pm Born in Tijuana, Baja California to parents who were both pianists, acoustic folk-pop singer/songwriter Vanessa Zamora became interested in the performing arts as a child. She began piano lessons at the age of eight, and continued a year later with guitar and drums. While a student at the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara, she began uploading videos covering favorite songs by various artists on YouTube and social networking sites. When her melodic vocals and skilled musicianship attracted increasing attention, she added her own original compositions. Her (more…)

Chispa: Latin Diva Series, Ceci Bastida

Due to personal reasons and circumstances beyond the NHCC’s, Avokado Artists’ and the artist’s control, the Ceci Bastida show originally scheduled for March 5th at the National Hispanic Cultural Center has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 25, 2016. We are very excited to bring Ceci Bastida to the Center for the kick-off-the-summer event! Tickets for the June 25th event will be on sale soon. Call the NHCC Box Office for more information. 7:30 pm Born and raised in Tijuana and now living in Los Angeles, Ceci Bastida was one (more…)

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