WHO: Austin Latino Music Association
WHAT: Women in Latin Music 2013 showcase
WHEN: Friday, August 2, 2013, 7 PM to 11:45 PM
WHERE: Moose Lodge #1735
2103 E. M. Franklin Ave.
Austin, TX 78723
COVER: $10 Admission presale and $15 at the door
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The Women in Latin Music showcase is hosted by the Austin Latino Music Association (ALMA) and returns for the 4th annual celebration on August 2nd, 2013 at the Moose Lodge #1735. The showcase features diverse musical genres and artists by Austin based artists.
Fans of Texas music and artists that entertain with unique styles will gather in support of Austin based women in the music industry. The event highlights Austin’s own talented and established women musicians, as well as provides a setting for young emerging artists to display their talents.
ALMA is proud to present gifted music artists that will perform lovely and powerful music. Featured artists include Austin-based R&B, soul and pop singer-songwriter Lauren Silva; recording artist, Leticia Rodriguez; pop singer Miranda Gil and Luz V. Zamora, a vocalist with wide variety of styles, including opera, rock, pop, Tejano, Mexican ranchera, and choral music. Among the special guests invited to perform are female contestants from around Texas that have auditioned for the 2013 Austin Tejano Music Coalition’s CANTA vocal competition, performing music from this genre that has been around for decades and is being continued by some very young artists this year.
“This celebration is simply to promote, showcase and demonstrate our appreciation of the local women artists in the music industry. They are multi-talented in their contributions to the vibrant music scene Austin is well known for internationally,” said Liz López, ALMA Board Member and Chair/founder of the Women in Latin Music showcase for the organization. Women of all ages are making a breakthrough in music as Austin’s population continues to reflect increased cultural diversity.
About the performers:
Lauren Silva – http://laurensilvamusic.com Lauren has toured nationally and in Austin, including Threadgill’s where she opened for five-time Grammy-nominated artist Marcia Ball during SXSW. She has opened for established recording artists such as P.O.D., Kirk Franklin, L.F.O., and has worked with a growing number of well-respected musicians including Lester Abrams, Traa, Tomi Aros, Kiko Cibrian, Carl Evans J.R., among others. In 2012, her original single, Hurt, was nominated for Best Pop Song in the Hollywood Music in Media Awards where she performed to great reviews.
Leticia Rodriguez – http://leticiarodriguezperforms.com/ A charismatic singer, her performances and music are inclusive and rich, with Latin rhythm and poetry. Last August, she released her debut album, La Americana, in which she sings award winning music. Rodriguez comes from a family of musicians; accomplished singer/songwriters brothers, David and Philip and her niece, Carrie Rodriguez.
Miranda Gil www.mirandagil.com/ Her album, My Turn, is scheduled for release Fall 2013. It will feature 13 original songs recorded by Miranda Gil, co-written by Brandon Williams and Miranda Gil.
Luz V. Zamora – The lead singer in the rock band, The Bare Feat, winner of the Last Band Standing award from a 2012 city-wide competition sponsored by Culturemap Austin during ACL 2012. Luz won a Youthcast Choice Award 2013 and scholarship from the Austin School for the Performing and Visual Arts.
Austin Tejano Music Coalition (CANTA) www.austintejanomusic.com
ALMA, meaning “soul” in Spanish, is a non-profit organization founded in 2001 whose mission is to increase knowledge and awareness about the contributions of Latino music and musicians to the local music scene and to provide exposure and resources to local musicians. In addition to Women in Latin Music, ALMA’s signature programs include Sonidos del Barrio (e.g. Sounds of the Barrio) started in 2001, Latino Music Month started in 2006, Santana-rama in 2007 and Viva Jose Alfredo Jimenez started in 2008. ALMA has also collaborated with the Pachanga Latin Music Festivals, as the bookend to Latino Music Month in 2008/2009. Thank you to our sponsors Texas Gas Service, City of Austin, and to the many individuals and business for their in-kind support. For more information about ALMA, visit www.austinlatinomusic.com.
Special thanks to Elizabeth Lopez of ALMA for the event information and ticket opportunity.