Centro Americanto Fest @ KUT 8/5/11
Centroamericanto Fest 2011 will be a one-day music event that will showcase the work of several important authors and music producers from Central America, a unique opportunity to bring to Austin a very different take on Latin Music, one that evolved and was nurtured with the unique characteristics of Central America’s history. This year’s event will be the third edition of a concert promoted by Centroamericanto.com. The two previous editions took place in El Salvador in 2005 and 2010. This year for the first time, Texas based Latin American artists will participate of a cultural exchange with artists traveling from Central America during one day of workshops and will share the stage at the closing concert.
This Year’s Artists Include:
Guillermo Anderson – Honduras: Guillermo Anderson is one of the most influencing songwriters of Honduras; he has traveled all over the world sharing his passion for his Caribbean roots that mix the Garifuna’s culture (African communities that were brought to the north coast of Honduras and other Central American countries) with the Spanish legacy of the creole Honduras.
Juan Carlos and Jeana Ureña – Costa Rica: World travelers Juan Carlos & Jeana Ureña’s music is rooted in Costa Rica. Their high energy performances include lyrics that include positive social messages from love songs to the defense of human rights, social justice. Juan Carlos was the co-author of one of the most important musicals of Costa Rica “La Cantata Centroamericana” back in the 80’s, it explained with songs the history of Central America from the colony to the modern days.
Mauricio Callejas – El Salvador: Mauricio Callejas is a Salvadoran troubadour based in Austin since 2002. His music is influenced by popular rhythms of his native El Salvador and the rest of Central America. His compositions are meaningful and touching. Mauricio has played with the most renowned musicians in Austin, like Charanga Cakewalk’s Michael Ramos, Joel Guzmán, Stephen Doster, Tish Hinojosa and the Austin Jazz legend Alex Coke.