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February 24, 2006
DH 06 RH11
Contact: Russ Hudson,
Media Relations Coordinator
(310) 243-2455/2001
rhudson@csudh.edu



Quetzal Performs, Discusses Facets of Chicano Music on
March 1

Carson, CA— An interactive musical demonstration of Chicano music, Resistance, Redefinition and Hybridity in Popular Culture, will be given by the popular Chicano music group Quetzal from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, in La Corte Hall at California State University, Dominguez Hills. It is part of the Chicana-Chicano Studies Department’s Primavera Music Series.

The artists will showcase a live performance of their music, which combines Mexican, Afro-Latin, jazz, Cuban, and rock elements. They will demonstrate the roles of several instruments, including the jarana (a thin guitar), cuatro (a guitar in the jarana family), cajon (a box-shaped percussive instrument with strings), bata drums (two-headed drums), and others. There will also be discussion and interaction with the audience.

Martha Flores of Quetzal holds a degree in ethnomusicology from UCLA. She plays congas, bata drums, percussion, and other instruments. Besides her performances, she has worked extensively with the community to make music, art, and culture more accessible to youth. She is also a lyricist and songwriter and collaborates with other groups, as well, in the East Los Angeles cultural scene.

Quetzal Flores is the main instrumentalist of the Quetzal group. The group strives to use its music to not only entertain, but also to unite social issues with personal topics in a way that illuminates the heart of the Mexican-American legacy.

The event is free and open to the public. The event will be in room A-103, the recital hall on the first floor.

Cal State Dominguez Hills is at 1000 E. Victoria Street, off Avalon Boulevard between the 91 and 405 freeways and east of the 110 freeway at the 190th Street exit (190th becomes Victoria). La Corte Hall is across from parking lot six, accessible from the Tamcliff Street-Toro Center Drive entrance off East Victoria Street. Parking is $3 and parking permits are available from the yellow dispensing machines at the perimeters of parking lots.

For more information on the event, call (310) 243-3326 or (310) 243-3327. Those numbers will be staffed until 6 p.m. on the day of the event.

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University Communications
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(310) 243-2455

rhudson@csudh.edu


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