REDWOOD GROVE SUMMER CONCERTS: Diana Gameros + Alejandro Y Maria Laura

Performing Arts - Music | July 5 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden, Redwood Grove

 Botanical Garden

Every Thursday + special Tuesdays, June through August
Enjoy a magical music experience this summer under towering redwoods in the Berkeley hills.

TONIGHT: Indie Latin roots w/ pop
Diana Gameros
Singer, songwriter, and composer Diana Gameros was born into a musical family surrounded by traditional Mexican songs of love and revolution. Singing mostly in Spanish, she creates authentic, inspiring music at the borderlands between cultures, languages, and genres. Since arriving to the Bay Area, Ms. Gameros has shared the stage with the San Francisco Symphony, Taylor Mac, Bebel Gilberto, and Natalia Lafourcade, among others. In 2013 she released her first album Eterno Retorno, a soulful retrospective of her journey as an immigrant. Ms. Gameros received the Emerging Leader Award from the Chicana/Latina Foundation in 2014 for her work in music and social justice activism. Her songs and story have been featured on NPR’s All Songs Considered and Weekend Edition, PRI’s The World and the PBS Newshour. Last year, Diana’s new album, Arrullo, was named among NPR’s Alt. Latino favorite albums of 2017. This new body of work compiles traditional Mexican songs that Ms. Gameros arranged and produced to pay homage to her heritage and homeland.

Alejandro y Maria Laura
Duo, bandleaders, life partners, co-authors, and travelers. Since 2009, the Peruvian pair Alejandro y María Laura have continued to share deeply felt songs that span various themes. Their first two records, Paracaídas (2011) and Fiesta para los muertos (2013), were produced by Matias Cella—producer of Jorge Drexler’s albums Amar La Trama and Cara B—and showcased the eclectic combination of the duo’s songwriting. In the past few years, the couple has visited more than twenty Latin American and U.S. cities, has participated in a number of festivals, and has shared the stage with many artists including Kevin Johansen, Javier Barria, and Aterciopelados.

La Casa No Existe (2017), Alejandro y María Laura’s third record, was released recently to both critical and popular acclaim. Produced by Juanito el Cantor, the new album was recorded with local musicians from Lima and features contributions from South American artists La Lá, Paulinho Moska, Perotá Chingó, and Ezequiel Borra. Singles include “Matrimonio” and “Aguita del Equilibrio,” the latter song having surpassed two million streams on Spotify.

Shows will sell-out – buy online in advance. (No surcharge!)
Redwood Grove Gate opens at 5pm.
Ticket includes admission to the main Botanical Garden collections before it closes at 5:00pm. (a $12/adult value!)
Parking in the attached UC campus parking lot ($1/hr) is limited and not guaranteed – carpooling is highly encouraged.
All tickets are by registration “will call" list.
Seating is general admission amphitheater.
Please contact us in advance if you will need a wheelchair accessible spot.
Snacks and drinks available; picnics welcome
Warm clothes recommended.

All concert ticket sales are final and non-refundable.
The value is not transferable to another concert or program. In the event you can cannot attend, another person may use your registration spots using your name.
(Please let us know if your tickets will go unused.)

 All Audiences, General Public

 All Audiences

 $25 Adult,  $23 UCBG Member Adult,  $12 Youth 5-17yrs,  Free Under 5