Saturday, April 22nd, 2017
Valley Performing Arts Center
18111 Nordhoff St, Northridge, CA 91325-0001
Topping the charts for 20 years, Lila Downs delivers a powerful mix of pop and Mexican indigenous sounds. The Oaxacan humanitarian and activist shares the evening with Monsieur Periné, sometimes called the "Jazz Gypsies of Bogota." They stir a mix of swing, pop, alt, salsa and native Columbian rhythms. Monsieur Periné is one of the leading bands in Colombia's thriving new music scene. The group won a Latin GRAMMY award for "Best New Artist" in 2015. Rooted in gypsy jazz music and celebrating Django Reinhardt, Monsieur Periné's fresh style adds a variety of Latin elements to the mix.