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Quetzal in Concert on Mountain Stage - 12/16/2008

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Quetzal On Mountain Stage

Quetzal On Mountain Stage

Quetzal in Concert on Mountain Stage - 12/16/2008

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SET LIST

  • "Migra"
  • "Para Sanar"
  • "I Finally See"
  • "Por Eso"
  • "Adios Mi Chaparrita"

Formed in the outskirts of Los Angeles, Quetzal is a boundary-pushing Chicano band started by multi-instrumentalist Quetzal Flores in the early 1990s. Featuring dense instrumentation (including violin, Hammond organ, requninto guitar, congas and bajosexto, in addition to bass and drums) and impassioned vocals from singer Martha Gonzalez, Quetzal has adapted its music for the 21st century.

Quetzal's most recent release is 2006's Die, Cowboy, Die. Brian Blauser hide caption

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The group has developed a reputation for social activism through its music and other art forms, and has encouraged transnational dialogue through its community involvement. Quetzal's most recent CD, Die, Cowboy, Die, was released in June 2006.

In addition to its four studio albums, the band also covered Pink Floyd's "Mother" for a 2003 tribute record called A Fair Forgery of Pink Floyd. Quetzal's bassist, Juan Perez, can be heard later this week on Mountain Stage, when he joins his fellow Mex-rockers in Son de Madera.