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George Gershwin and jazz standards

Gypsy Guitar concert

La Delicia de Alicia

Exceptional Atotonilco and its outstanding surroundings

Concierto de Arpa

Flamenco Guitar and South American Harp Concert
Mon, Aug 1 and Thu, Aug 4, 7:30pm
Sala Quetzal
150 pesos

No matter how many times you listen to this amazing artist, you will always find a new brio in Sergio Basurto’s flamenco guitar and a new nostalgia through the places he’s visited in Latin America. This unassuming musician—who very clearly belongs to a greater hall, let’s say Carnegie—prefers to delight his audiences in San Miguel de Allende, where he has found his niche among the international visitors who brighten San Miguel’s landscape daily.

Gypsy Guitar Concert
Wed, Aug 3, 7pm
Sala Quetzal
100 pesos
Remote, sleepy eyes, with a lost look on the vast horizon, wrapped in the music of the infinite hymn of the poor, the Roma people entered these lands in the 15th century. The patriarch of the clan scrutinizes between the cracks of the landscape and thinks that here the tribe will not give up their freedom. In this guitar concert, Javier Estrada will describe with musical notes and poetry the life of the Roma people.

Show of Music and Dance
La Delicia de Alicia presents
its new album Alicia Groove
Sat, Aug 6, 7:30pm
Teatro Santa Ana
200 pesos

We are very happy to share with you our new album Alicia Groove. Join us on this journey through imagination inspired by fantastic stories through which it is possible to imagine anything.

On the one hand, you will find rhythms and colors inspired by jazz, funk, and hip hop and, on the other hand, fusions of music from the Middle East, from countries such as Turkey, Egypt, and the Balkans.

Our group emerged in the city of Queretaro in 2012 among four Mexican musicians and a French man. We are a vibrant, stylish, modern, and experimental blend of the best of jazz with elements of contemporary music such as Funk, Rock, hip hop and rhythms like Afrobeat, Latin Jazz, Gypsy Music, and Arabic Rythms.

We recognize in our work the influence of musicians such as David Gilmour, Ry Cooder, Francisco Rabbath, Renaud Garcia Fons, Manu Djibango, and Joshua Redman.

Through four years we have successfully participated in several Music Festivals and we have offered presentations in cultural centers, theaters and universities.

Let us enter into your heart and ears. We will spend a magical and unforgettable night.

Find us in: Bandcamp Soundcloud Itunes Spotify Deezer www.ladeliciadealicia.com.mx

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Lecture
Exceptional Atotonilco and its outstanding surroundings. Wednesday, August 3, 3pm
By Arturo Morales
Wed, Aug 3, 3pm
Sala Quetzal
100 pesos

Today, most of those who live in or visit San Miguel de Allende, know about this city 16 kilometers north of here, Atotonilco. Together with San Miguel it was declared a  Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. However, few know the reason for this designation and the amazing natural and cultural treasures that Atotonilco and its environment have for you to discover and experiences.

The set of temples, shrines, and religious sites that together form the Sanctuary of Atotonilco make it an exceptional place of universal class that holds authentic, unique cultural attributes, both in mural art (with four different techniques of painting) restoration of living traditions, unique architectural design, mestizo Mexican pictorial discourse on spirituality and religious practices, founding homeland history, historic heritage site of El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, monumental testimony of the glorious past virreinal marked by the production of various types of farms, and abundance of hot springs.

The environment Atotonilco is surrounded by is made up of a countless wealth of natural and cultural heritage including the intersection of three fertile watersheds in the semi-desert, such as the Laja, Rancho Viejo and San Damian rivers, right in the deepest part of the aquifer of Independence, which shares the Municipality of San Miguel de Allende with seven other municipalities in northern Guanajuato, giving a privileged climate with natural resources which have led to a civilization of agriculture for more than 2,500 years in this region.

Continuing with a brief mention of the astonishing richness of the environment of Atotonilco, I will mention its more than 3,000 acres of fossil Pleistocene area, the largest in North America, the more than 5,500 hectares of Mesoamerican archaeological territory with more than 50 sites, and many other coecillos or pyramids. More than a hundred “Indian Chapels”, countless shrines, twenty old hacienda fronts with its monumental infrastructure such as wells, dams, mills, eras, barns, corrals; all of them around the historic El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro.

Piano Concert
George Gershwin and Jazz Standards
By Antonio Cabrero
FRI, 7pm
Sala Quetzal
200 pesos

The summer series of piano concerts celebrates Jazz and the importance of George Gershwin as a world figure in developing folkloric style into a classical art form.

Antonio Cabrero also conducts Symphony Orchestras, regularly, among them the San Miguel International Symphony, a virtuoso ensemble that gets together and performs a limited number of concerts in our town.

The concert features music of composers associated with Gershwin such as Maurice Ravel, who was an inspiration to him, and music by Chick Corea is presented as an example of what Gershwin himself inspired in newer generations of jazz composers.

Another example of how jazz chords have fascinated European serious composers will be illustrated with the first movement of Xavier Montsalvage`s Piano Concerto with Maestro Cabrero studied briefly with Montsalvage in Barcelona before Montsalvage’s death.

The concerts will be completed with marvelous selections of jazz standards, music by Jerome Kern, Cole Porter and Duke Ellington, to name a few.

 

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