An Evening With Lo'jo And Rey Arteaga

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Austin Angers Creative presents an evening with Lo'Jo, internationally recognized artists of Cinema el Mundo -- not just world music, but a world full of image, color, sound and story. Lo'Jo call our Sister City of Angers, France home, and this two night event at Stay Gold will be a special event on their Spring 2016 US Tour.

Joining Lo'Jo on their Friday, April 15th performance is San Antonio-based artist Rey Arteaga / Son y No Son.

Advance tickets will be on sale shortly. Ticket price at door is $5 // Cover starts at 9PM. Don't miss your opportunity to see these incredible international artists in person!

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Any attempt to define and categorize the Lo'Jo sound quickly degenerates into a fools errand.

"To describe Lo'Jo's music, we should think in both a dictionary of world beats and an encyclopedia of universal harmonies. Adjectives we can apply are variegated, shamanic, polyglot, epic. (It is the sense of) strolling through savannahs and deserts, from rivers to oceans, to asphalt praires. There would be sunshine and dust clouds; the scents of rain, fire and spices -- the sounds and fanfare of festivals and celebrations." -- Philipe Barbot

Lo'Jo's musical DNA is so complex and intertwined that your only reward for trying to sequence it will only be frustration and sterile science. What matters is the living breathing whole. Lo’Jo sound like the harmony that the builders of Babel Towers sought but never found, like Nino Rota on a non- stop round the world ticket, like the antidote to globalisation’s reductive evils, like a hymn to variety, to the human circus in all its incarnations. To listen to one of their albums is to travel with the heart open, always fresh to bitter-sweet wonders, not possessing but praising, savouring everything along the way.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFjc4nmyv-k

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San Antonio-born solo-artist, frontman-vocalist, conguero and bongocero Rey Arteaga, a favorite performer in the local Austin music scene, has co-founded or played in some of the best Latin bands in Austin (Son y No Son, La Tribu, Son Yuma, Centzontle, Melecumbe, Sarah Fox and Joel Guzman, Ta Mère, Charanga Cakewalk), and has for almost twenty-five years performed classic repertoire of Cuban son, Colombian cumbia and Mexican bolero and ranchera, renditions of which have ranged from the traditional, to eclectic and innovative.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULYQXFU6bZI
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