Miramar: Boleros from Puerto Rico

RAICES: A Series Curated by John Santos

Miramar: Boleros from Puerto Rico

Wednesday, November 28th

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$18 ADV / $22 DOOR (plus fees)

  • All tickets are subject to an additional $4 per ticket facility fee.

Miramar
Miramar
In most of Latin America, if you’re by the sea, there is bound to be a place called Miramar very close by. It will typically have a postcard view of the sea – and if music is playing, chances are that it will be boleros: the romantic ballads that originated in Cuba at the turn of the 20th century.

When Puerto Rican singer Rei Alvarez was looking to name a new Bolero project he searched for something simple that would be familiar to Spanish speakers; a name that would reflect the humble poetry of everyday life. Miramar seemed perfect: a romantic snapshot of a place both close and far away from home.

Miramar, the group, aims to capture that poetry through their music. Using a somewhat traditional instrumentation that includes organ, piano, guitar, bass, percussion and an occasional string quartet the group’s arrangements distill the essence of the golden age of boleros while adding touches that reveal the band’s scope and diversity.
Raices
Contemporary (Latino) American Music
Curated by John Santos


A concert series of diverse Latino (American) music representing hemispheric creativity in a wide range of formats interpreted by several of the most dynamic interpreters in the field. The term America in its true sense refers to North, South and Central America as well as the Caribbean islands. Accordingly, Latin American music defies brief descriptions. Folk syles and rhythms in traditional and evolutionary settings, dance music and jazz play seminal roles in this series.

Unleash your romantic side with Miramar - a wonderful group and timely musical/emotional concept celebrating life, love and beauty. The antidote to today's constant violence. I am stoked to hear them here in the Bay Area for the first time as part of my ongoing Roots series at the Freight! Please do yourself a favor and be bathed in their sweet sounds and thanks for spreading the word.

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