Grammy Award winning East LA Chican@ rock group Quetzal, now celebrating it's 20-year anniversary, is the collaborative project of Quetzal Flores (guitar), Martha Gonz??lez (lead vocals, percussion), Tylana Enomoto (violin), Juan P??rez (bass), Peter Jacobson (cello), and Alberto L??pez (percussion). The musical ensemble is influenced by an East LA rock soundscape composed of Mexican ranchera, cumbia, salsa, rock, R&B, folk, and fusions of international music, and also one whose political vision is based in social activism, feminism, and the belief that there is radical potential in expressive culture. During the past two decades, the musical force of Quetzal has created a unique cultural platform that has sounded against conditions of oppression and marginalization. On the twentieth anniversary of their first flight, Quetzal introduces us to another sphere of being, one that challenges us to reimagine human life in relation to the other forms of life that we are so often connected to and through. Come and listen to the world made by the band's latest album, 'Quetzanimales'. In quot Intro (Sun Rises Over The East Side),quot; the steady note of Peter Jacobson's cello stretches our bodies open toward the urban-scape configuring a sense of equilibrium among the worldly matter that is suspended and released throughout our planet. In this, their sixth album release Quetzal turns to the matter of animals in urban space- including roosters, ants, owls, geese, squirrels, coyotes, pigeons, spiders, dogs, and butterflies-to imagine a world not merely from the animal's perspective but that shatters the colonial distinctions between persons, things, and animals. The animals in 'Quetzanimales' come to life through the sounds of funky cumbia beats, bluesy melodies, and country inflected soulful ballads. 'Quetzanimales' is situated at the intersection of space, human life, and animal existence, thereby channeling the spirit o
  • Quetzal - Quetzanimales [CD]
  • Music
Dimensions5.7 x 0.2 x 5.1 inches
Publication Date20140729
Publisher ImprintAudio & Video Labs, Inc



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