Sunday, November 5, 3:00 pm
Celebrate Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with AUTHENTIC Mexican music and culture.
Edna Vazquez has forged a brilliant musical path from her roots in Jalisco, Mexico, the same place that gave birth mariachi music. Although the style was traditionally reserved for men,Vazquez became one of the first female mariachi vocalists and vihuela players in the Pacific Northwest. Her original material is a creative melting pot, painting an intersection of folk, rock, pop and R&B. NPR’s World Cafe said Edna showed “spectacular guitar playing and passionate, forceful vocals” and the Portland Folk Music Society calls her music “sensational Latin alternative with folkloric roots.”
Edna is currently performing with her band in support of her most recent release, “Sola Soy,” and writing new music for a 2018 release. The Edna Vazquez Band features William Seiji Marsh on lead guitar (Lost Lander, Cherry Poppin Daddies), Gil Assayas on keys (GLASYS), Jason Krivo Flores on bass and guitar (Vagabond Opera, Taarka) and Jesse Brooke on drums and percussion (Trio Subtonic).
The Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will host a pre-concert networking reception with Mexican hors d’oeuvres; photographer Layne Anderson will give a brief presentation on Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, her works and her influence on Mexican culture. The event presents an entertaining opportunity for those of Mexican and Latin American heritage to share the colorful, soulful arts of their cultures and the Day of the Dead holiday with all of the Pittsburgh community; business associates, families and people of all backgrounds are encouraged to attend.
Doors open at 2:00 pm for Pre-show Reception || Performance begins at 3:00 pm
Tickets: $35 General Admission (includes reception)
$25 for LACU or PMAHCC Members (includes reception)
Available online or by calling 1-800-838-3006
Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall – Studio
300 Beechwood Avenue
Carnegie, PA 15106