[Hoy/Today] Dia De Los Muertos Concert with the Edna Vazquez Band
Celebrate Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with AUTHENTIC Mexican music and culture.
Edna Vazquez is a fearless singer, songwriter and guitarist whose powerful voice and musical talent transcend the boundaries of language to engage and uplift her audience. She grew up in Jalisco, Mexico, the same place that gave birth to mariachi music. The style was traditionally reserved for men, but Vazquez has forged her own brilliant musical path to become one of the first female mariachi vocalists and vihuela players in the Pacific Northwest. Her original material is a creative melting pot and her vocal range allows her to seamlessly paint an intersection of folk, rock, pop and R&B. Edna’s passion for music and performance grew from her bicultural roots and, with songs deeply rooted in universal human emotion, she has traveled far and wide spreading her message of light, love and cultural healing.
Edna is currently performing with her band in support of her most recent release, “Sola Soy,” and writing new music for an album to be released in 2018. The Edna Vazquez Band features William Seiji Marsh on lead guitar (Lost Lander, Cherry Poppin Daddies), Gil Assayas on keys (GLASYS), Milo on bass (3 Leg Torso) and Jesse Brooke on drums and percussion (Trio Subtonic).
Pre-Concert Networking Reception at 2 pm!
The Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will host a reception with Mexican appetizers and photographer Layne Anderson will give a brief presentation titled, “The Elegant Skull: Day of the Dead Imagery from Posada to Kahlo.”
The Brother’s Brother Foundation will be in the lobby to accept monetary donations for earthquake survivors in Mexico. Those donations will be accepted before and after the show for ticket holders. The Brother’s Brother Foundation commits to sending 100% of disaster relief donations to those affected in Mexico by earthquake devastation.