ANIMO PRODUCTION presents the third and final concert of the fourth annual Boleros De Noche concert series at the Ford Theatres on Sunday, September 15. Boleros De Noche is a musical and cultural experience that seeks to preserve, uplift, and celebrate Latin American bolero music history in Los Angeles, and it’s quickly garnering multi-generational audiences who enjoy and partake in this musical experience.
The performance will also take place on the eve of Mexican Independence Day.
Curated by its founder Roberto Carlos, a young Los Angeles-based artist/promoter who has committed his musical journey to bolero music and its traditions, this edition of Boleros De Noche is a celebration of boleros from Mexico and will feature the Mexican bolero icons Los Panchos and the Mexican-American Latin Grammy nominees Trio Ellas. Evoking the bohemian spirit of bolero LA, this magical summer evening will be filled with nostalgia and love.
Sunday, September 15, 2019, Ford Theatres, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd E, Los Angeles, CA 90068, Gates Open at 5:00pm, concert begins at 7:00pm.
Ticket prices start at $40; Reserved seating. Tickets are available at FordTheatres.org or 323-461-3673 (for non-visual media 323-GO-1-FORD). To learn about discounts for groups of 10 or more, please visit FordTheatres.org.
The quintessential Latin trio romántico internationally renowned for their boleros, Los Panchos formed in New York City in 1944 by Mexicans Alfredo “El Güero” Gil and Chucho Navarro, and Puerto Rican Hernando Avilés. The trio’s innovative format, which became a standard of the genre, features three voices and three guitars, as well as Gil’s distinctive use of the Mexican requinto guitar for all the lead parts.
Los Panchos is one of the most famous Latin American musical acts of the 20th century. They have sold millions of records and appeared in countless films. Some of their finest recordings were made in collaboration with female vocalists, notably American singer Eydie Gorme, but also Argentinians Estela Raval and María Martha Serra Lima.
The current incarnation of Trio Los Panchos will headline September 15th concert at the Ford Theatres. Based in Mexico City, the trio is now led by Gabriel “Gaby” Vargas Aguilar, the adopted son of original member Alfredo Gil, who plays requinto guitar (like his father) and is keeping their classic repertoire alive.
Trio Ellas has been making waves with a unique sound that comes from traditional mariachi roots tempered by the melting pot of musical styles and genres that is the LA music scene. The trio’s debut album Con Ustedes earned them a nomination for a 2012 Latin Grammy. The young trio is composed of Suemy Gonzalez (violin and vocals), a graduate of USC’s prestigious Thornton School of Music, Nelly Cortez (guitarron and vocals), a fourth generation mariachi musician and recreational pilot, and Stephanie Amaro (guitar and vocals), a versatile musician who performs and records in genres ranging from electronica to mariachi.
Their current single is titled “California en Sueños.” Their high level of musical proficiency has allowed them to circumvent stereotypes and work at a world class level, with an impressive track record that includes recordings for artists such as Benjamin Gibbard and Lady GaGa, and live performances with a myriad of top artists ranging from Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan to Mariachi El Bronx.
Trio Ellas Video: https://youtu.be/Hbpbz1QyMIw
L.A. cultural promotor Roberto Carlos launched the Boleros De Noche music series in 2015 in an effort to preserve, uplift, and celebrate Latin American bolero music history in Los Angeles. The series is committed to the coordination of quality cultural events that convene an intergenerational audience to share live bolero music. Since its launch, Boleros De Noche has presented 13 highly successful concerts featuring international and local artists.
Trio romántico bolero music features the guitar, the complex instrumentation of a requinto (a smaller guitar typically tuned a fifth higher than a standard guitar), romantic lyrics and lush harmonies. It is considered by many to be the most romantic music genre of Latin America. The genre originated in Cuba in 1883 but gained international notoriety once the music reached Mexico in the 1940s.