Quetzal with Mariachi Flor de Toloache
A one-of-a-kind VPAC double bill! The bilingual Chicano band, Quetzal has been mixing jazz, R&B, and rock for over 20 years, using their art to spread positive social change and awareness. Hailing from East L.A., the Grammy Award-winning band joins a long lineage of Chicano musicians to find widespread success in America. Their danceable rhythms come with compelling lyrics and stories about overcoming struggles, inspired by the people and neighborhoods of East Los Angeles. Quetzal contributed to the formation of Artivist Entertainment, which fosters art that promotes positive social change.
Mariachi band Flor de Toloache breaks the gender barrier as an all-female mariachi band. Their backgrounds are also far more diverse than any other mariachi band, with ancestries that are German, Puerto Rican, Italian, Mexican, Cuban, Australian, and Dominican. Named for a magical flower used to make a legendary love potion, the soulful band sings in Spanish and English while transcending culture and gender by forging new paths for mariachi music.