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LOCARNO

Saturday, February 21 8:00pm
Harrison Memorial Hall
Tickets: $22.00
 
"Locarno's approach is so genuine and so welcome for audiences who enjoy great song writing, a respect for tradition, a searching musical curiosity, and virtuoso performance skills.  Their compelling blend of Mexican, Cuban and North American popular music delivered with exuberant energy is a winning combination."
- Michael Juk, CBC

It now seems inevitable that a band like Locarno would eventually unlock the secret of doing music in such a fresh way. What is so fortunate for Vancouverites, though, is that we can claim the band as our very own. But hey, there's no reason we can't share them with the rest of the world too. Don't miss the opportunity to experience Locarno live if they ever pass through your town.  You'll find yourself singing their praises too."

Michael Juk, producer CBC

- See more at: http://www.locarnomusic.com/press/#sthash.xHfyqI2f.dpufMichael Juk, producer CBC

"Locarno's approach is so genuine and so welcome for audiences who enjoy great song writing, a respect for tradition, a searching musical curiosity, and virtuoso performance skills. Their compelling blend of Mexican, Cuban and North American popular music delivered with exuberant energy is a winning combination.

It now seems inevitable that a band like Locarno would eventually unlock the secret of doing music in such a fresh way. What is so fortunate for Vancouverites, though, is that we can claim the band as our very own. But hey, there's no reason we can't share them with the rest of the world too. Don't miss the opportunity to experience Locarno live if they ever pass through your town.  You'll find yourself singing their praises too."

Michael Juk, producer CBC

- See more at: http://www.locarnomusic.com/press/#sthash.xHfyqI2f.dpuf

"Locarno's approach is so genuine and so welcome for audiences who enjoy great song writing, a respect for tradition, a searching musical curiosity, and virtuoso performance skills. Their compelling blend of Mexican, Cuban and North American popular music delivered with exuberant energy is a winning combination.

It now seems inevitable that a band like Locarno would eventually unlock the secret of doing music in such a fresh way. What is so fortunate for Vancouverites, though, is that we can claim the band as our very own. But hey, there's no reason we can't share them with the rest of the world too. Don't miss the opportunity to experience Locarno live if they ever pass through your town.  You'll find yourself singing their praises too."

Michael Juk, producer CBC

- See more at: http://www.locarnomusic.com/press/#sthash.xHfyqI2f.dpuf
 
Locarno is the Latin project of Juno award winning musician and Paperboys frontman, Tom Landa. The music, like him, is part Mexican, but contains strong doses of Cuban Son, Folk Music, Pop and Funk.  Locarno's sound has been described as comparable to popular Latin roots/fusion artists Manu Chao or Rodrigo y Gabriela, however even though there are similarities, the group's high energy, catchy and danceable music offers a truly original flavour which is accessible for those who might not have much experience with Latin music.
Tom was born and raised in Mexico City to a Mexican father and a Canadian mother. He moved to Ontario during his teenage years where he put behind his Mexican Musical Roots in favour of the new sounds that surrounded his new environment. A record by Los Lobos, a Mexican American band, eventually brought him 'back home'. From that moment on, Landa rediscovered his musical roots and began his musical quest to not only learn more about this music, but also write and arrange songs in the Son Jarocho genre.

 

Tom's goal is to create music which is heavily influenced by Mexican styles but using the elements and musicians around him in his hometown of Vancouver. A key element to this sound is the partnerships he has created with producer Joby Baker who has worked with several World/Latin artists including Alex Cuba and Miguelito Valdes who lends his trumpet and percussion talents to the project. Miguelito was born and raised in Havana Cuba and has played with Afro Cuban All Stars, Omara Portoundo and The Buena Vista Social Club. Rounding up the group is Sam Esecson on drums and percussion, Kalissa Hernandez on Violin and vocals and Nick La Riviere on trombone.
 
Watch Locarno perform Bailando Bajo El Sol on CBC Radio 2
Watch Locarno perform Cascabel live at the Victoria International Jazz Festival
 
 
 
Tickets available: 
                on line: 'Purchase Tickets' link above
                by phone: (604) 796-3664
                In person: Agassiz Shoppers Drug Mart
                              


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