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05 Oct 2012 | WORLD

Yakima, WA – Seasons Performance Hall

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Yakima, WA – Seasons Performance Hall

Yakima, WA
Yakima, WA - Seasons Performance Hall
07:30 pm
YAMA w/ Villalobos Brothers

“They played with exuberant intensity for the appreciative audience with their heads bowed, fingers jumping, and feet tapping, they weren’t just playing music, they were living it”

Devan Sipher, THE FORWARD.

Villalobos Brothers have been acclaimed as one of todays leading Contemporary Mexican ensembles. Their original compositions and arrangements masterfully blend and celebrate the richness of Mexican folk music with the intricate harmonies of jazz and classical music. The Villalobos Brothers deliver an intoxicating brew of brilliance, cadence and virtuosity that awaken the senses and mesmerize the listener.

In 2013 they performed at Cumbre Tajin, one of the most important music festivals in Latin America, where they shared the stage with Regina Spector, Pet Shop Boys and Los Tigres del Norte. Later that year, they became the Ultimate winners of the 2013 Battle of the Boroughs, one of National Public Radios flagship competitions sponsored by The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, WNYC and WQXRs in New York City.

They were the first Mexican band ever to play at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, NYC, as featured guest artists, adding this historic venue to an already impressive list of credits that includes the Latin Grammy Awards, Carnegie Hall, the Guggenheim Museum, Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the 60th Anniversary of the United Nations, Rockefeller Center, the New York Mets field at Shea Stadium, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, New Victory Theatre in Broadway, The Miller Stage in Milwaukee, The Ford Theatres in Hollywood, and Teatro Amadeo Roldán in Havana.

Villalobos Brothers will be accompanied for portions of the performance by members of YAMA, who will also receive a portion of the nights’ proceeds.