The University of Iowa
La Santa Cecilia
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La Santa Cecilia

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ADULT: $20
YOUTH: $10

This performance is a Group I event and eligible for a 20% discount when buying 5 or more Hancher season events in a single order. More about available discounts.

Thursday, October 5, 2017, 7:30 pm

La Santa Cecilia, named for the patron saint of musicians, was blessed with the Grammy for Best Latin Rock Album for Treinta Días in 2014. Drawing inspiration from around the world, the L.A.-based band creates a hybrid of cumbia, bossa nova, rumba, bolero, tango, jazz, rock, and klezmer. A powerhouse when performing live, La Santa Cecilia offers a musical celebration nigh unto a religious experience.

Supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Season Sponsor: WEST MUSIC

Event Sponsors:
MidWestOne Bank

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Running time: 75–90 minutes, no intermission

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The Daily Iowan - Monday, October 9, 2017
On Oct. 5, La Santa Cecilia performed at Hancher to a packed house. The band had been around the Iowa City area during the week, touring the city and visiting the campus and campus resource centers such as the Latino Native American Cultural Center. La Santa Cecilia is a Latin rock group from Los Angeles. Its music is a mix of Latin American and Pan-American styles such as cumbia, bossa nova, rumba, bolero, tango, jazz, and klezmer.
Clinic will explore Latin music
The Gazette - Saturday, September 30, 2017
Musicians who want to explore fusing Latin musical styles into their repertoire are invited to a free clinic and jam session with Grammy-winning Mexican-American band La Santa Cecilia on Monday. The group performs many styles of music including cumbia, bossa nova and bolero. The band will start with a master class-style demonstration, followed by an open jam session.

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