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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Radiant Mexican Singer Martha Toledo Returns to Sacramento!

Friday, April 13, 2012
La Raza Galería Posada presents:
Martha Toledo
at Time Tested Books
Showtime: 7:00 PM
$15 advance tickets on sale now at Brown Paper Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/234795

“Her voice dances to the rhythm of the north wind, making her skirt and her cicada heart flutter. Her voice embodies the sounds of rivers and birds in the trees, starry skies, and moonlit nights from the Chimalapas rain forest that flow within her." -Arte Guede
La Raza Galería Posada, Sacramento’s hub for Latino/Chicano and Native arts cultural programming, continues to bring compelling, exciting music concerts to the area.
This highly-requested April 13 return concert of Oaxacan singer Martha Toledo will be held here at Time Tested Books, 1114 21st St. in midtown Sacramento. The Galería is holding several concerts off site this spring until their new center opens later in the year at their new location in Miller Park.

Martha Toledo is an internationally recognized performer whose commanding presence embodies the sensibility and majesty of the Oaxacan culture. A Zapotec singer from the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in southern Oaxaca, Mexico, her soulful sound evokes the pulsing, vibrant rhythm of her country's music legacy. Many of these songs carry the contemporary message of respect and dignity, particularly for Latin American women. With modern instrumentation and arrangements, Toledo brings a social awareness to her repertoire of classic and native songs. Guitarist José Roberto (Tabasco, México) described as a “blazing guitar stylist” will accompany her.

You Tube video of Toledo:

Toledo also appears in the award-winning 2001 documentary film, Blossoms of Fire, directed by renowned Bay Area filmmaker, Maureen Gosling. “Blossoms of Fire is a dazzling, whirling dance of a film that celebrates the extraordinary lives of the Isthmus Zapotecs of southern Oaxaca, Mexico, whose strong work ethic and fierce independent streak rooted in their culture, have resulted not only in powerful women but also in the region's progressive politics and their unusual tolerance of alternative gender roles.” - IMDB

Toledo has performed all over Mexico (including at the 10,000 seat National Auditorium in Mexico City), in northern California and throughout Austria. She has been featured twice at the Tamejavi Festival in Fresno, as well as in the Bay Area. She performed a cappella at the Lluvia de Sueños Concert of Indigenous Poets and Singers in Chiapas and other Mexican festivals. Toledo is also an excellent photographer, in the tradition of Graciela Iturbide and Mary Ellen Mark.

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