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"Through heartfelt music, homemade art and consistent live performances, La Santa Cecilia continues to connect with their fans – many of whom feel the band represents exactly who they are: a new generation of cultural hybrids whose creativity has no boundaries." .
La Santa Cecilia exemplifies the modern-day creative hybrid of Latin culture and world music. The six-member group creatively combines up-tempo Pan American rhythms like Cumbia, Bossa Nova, Rumba, nostalgic Boleros, passionate Tango, Jazz, Rock and Klezmer music. Lead vocalist Marisoul, whose voice captivates you for days after you’ve heard it, intensifies the group’s sound with bitter sweet songs of Love, loss and heartbreak. They draw inspiration from all over the world and are proud to be from a city that has given birth to such bands as the Doors, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, Ozomatli, and Los Lobos. Like most of these bands they have been able create an all encompising sound, while maintaining their own unique identity as an up and coming Los Angeles breakthrough. Ultimately, the experience of their colorful performance leaves fans and new listeners, mesmerized.
The Bands colorful Elements: The group consists of, accordionist and requintero Jose Carlos, bassist Alex Bendana, percussionist Miguel Ramirez and lead singer La Marisoul.† Their influences range from Miles Davis, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin, Annie Lennox, Mercedes Sosa and Ramon Ayala to name of few. The group’s common love of music and openness to all genres led to the concept of La Santa Cecilia in 2007 – named after the patron Saint of Musicians.