Quetzal will release the bilingual Imaginaries on February 28, 2012, its first with Smithsonian Folkways and fifth since its creation in the mid-90s. Quetzal rose from the ashes of the 1992 Los Angeles uprisings as a vehicle for social commentary and activism. Their unique blend of traditional son jarocho from Veracruz (Mexico) and urban rock and R&B has garnered praise from music critics.
Quetzal will tour extensively in 2012, with an album release party on March 2nd at Fais Do Do. They will be performing at the Society for the Performing Arts in Houston, Texas, on May 4th. Dates in San Francisco, San Diego, Portland, Seattle, Spokane, Chicago, New York, Washington DC, and Austin will be announced.
Todo Lo Que Tengo
Live performance of “Tragafuegos”
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.