La Pena Chorus concert Sun. Feb. 12 at 7. La Pena Cultural Center, Berkeley
From a recent trip to Southern Latin America, leaders/arrangers Lichi Fuentes and Jan Thyer brought back fascinating songs and rhythms and arranged them for chorus and light acoustic folkloric instrumentation.
For info on the chorus: lapenachorus.org
For advance tickets: brownbagtickets.com or lapena.org
We'll be doing some classics but also new things, like "Amor Profundo" by Jaime Roos (check it out on YouTube)--a Uruguayan "Murga" that Lichi arranged for chorus, and Jan's melding of a Beach Boys tune with the Argentinian/Chilean Nueva Cancion anthem "Cancion Con Todos."
Classics include "La Vieja," a "Chacarera Trunca" (cool rhythm: look it up on Wikipedia) in a medly with a Cuenca.
And much more.
for tickets: brownbagtickets.com