Maria Sanchez: Salute to Brazil
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Teatro Santa Ana at La Biblioteca
By Amadeo Merlo
For the second time in recent months, the Public Library of San Miguel de Allende once again welcomes the presence of María Sánchez Lozano and her excellent band of musicians.
As she has shown us before, María Sánchez now brings us her refreshing very personal version of the Latin American song. On this occasion the music of Brazil. Project that she describes herself:
“The Saudade do Brasil music program is a personal selection of songs, many of them the memories of an entire generation, when bossa nova burst onto the world music scene with its incredible beauty. Sergio Méndes, Elis Regina, Astrud Gilberto, Antonio Carlos Jobim, are names that are still valid today as the creators of a trend that continues to this day, with collaborations with artists such as Frank Sinatra, and the Black Eyed Peas, among others.
‘This feeling that in Brazil is Saudade and that has no literal translation in other languages, is the feeling similar to the nostalgia that one has for one’s land, the people, the weather and of course the music. The natural joy of the Brazilian people is well known to celebrate, in 5 days of carnival, and to work the rest of the year yearning to be part of the next celebration.
‘The rhythms and cadence of this music transport us to a place of memory where the time does not matter, many of us have heard La Chica de Ipanema imagining that scene on the Rio de Janeiro beach where the figure of a girl makes us dream, dancing to the rhythm of a samba That drives a crowd into a frenzy.
In our repertoire we include versions in Portuguese, English and Spanish, songs by Ivan Lins, Chico Buarque and D’javan, a program that grows and changes, since I am always looking for songs that enrich and expand this concert.
Always counting on the collaboration of talented musicians well versed in the music scene, since all of them have jazz as their main base in its different aspects. Sharing our project is always a challenge and a pleasure, making the songs our own and giving a concert that shows the musical richness of a country with which we share many similarities and affection, always looking for the connection with the audience, which in San Miguel, it is multicultural and always receptive to our proposals. A space such as the Central Patio of the Library is perfect for holding events that enrich the cultural proposal and life of our community. We are waiting for you. “
Highly recommended show, not only for the selection of music they will present, but also for the way they have made it their own. A delight to appreciate the deep and unique voice of María Sánchez, as well as the expertise of the members of the band in the solos that they have so successfully incorporated into the interpretation of the repertoire that they usually show us.
Martes de Concierto
María Sánchez – voice
Julián Arcos – Guitar
Patricio Méndez – Piano
Victor Monterrubio – Percussion
Rubén Olvera – Bass
The Teatro Santa Ana is an intimate 91-seat theater, located inside the Biblioteca Publica. For over 20 years, the Teatro Santa Ana has been a premiere venue for theatrical productions, musical concerts, films and conferences in Centro historico San Miguel de Allende.
In January 2020, a technical renovation was completed with state-of-the-art lighting, sound and projection systems. Ticket sales and customer service hours: Moons to Friday 10:30 am -7pm, Saturday from 10 am-2pm, Sunday one hour before the event. Holidays closed Ticket sales and customer service hours: Moons to Friday 10:30 am -7pm, Saturday from 10 am-2pm, Sunday one hour before the event.
Holidays closed Hiring the theater for an event: contact 415 121 45 83 or write to the email email@example.com It is essential to have invoices to hold an event in our theater is that the corresponding payment by the library to the contractor must send the fiscal invoice, otherwise it will not be possible. People who wish to hold free events, these should only cover the expenses they generate, for which the library will deliver an invoice.