Already Previous Grammy Winners, The Bilingual Los Angeles Band Have Received A Third Consecutive Nomination, With A “Best Latin Pop Album”Nod For Amar y Vivir - Their Heartfelt Audio-Visual Tribute To Their Mexican Heritage, And The Country’s Greatest Songwriters
The Night Prior To The Grammy Awards, LA SANTA CECILIA Will Give A Free Celebratory Performance For Hometown Fans As One Of The Main Stage Headliners At Night On Broadway – Which Attracts 60,000 People To Downtown L.A. The Band Will Then Fly Overnight To Attend The Grammy Awards on 1/28, And Perform At New York City’s Famed World Music Venue SOB’s on 1/29
“La Santa Cecilia journeys into the heart of Mexico for what might be its greatest adventure yet ... Amar Y Vivir is a magnificent album [and] a gorgeous Audiovideo Experience
...the band captures the spirit of the music in its natural habitat …
[with] sublime, flawless performances... and stunning visuals” – NPR
“**** (FOUR STARS)…Breathtaking… La Santa Cecilia have their feet in two places: in the culture and history of both Mexico and the U.S. Past and present are inseparable; so are the countries on both sides of the border…With Amar y Vivir, La Santa Cecilia offer stunning aural and visual proof that a new chapter is being written every moment.” – All Music
“a cultural — and musical — bridge between the United States and Mexico” – NBC News
“Gracias to these amazing musicians for making such a complete work of art that honors Mexican & Latin culture in such a profound way... It is timeless... Latin music NEEDS this” - Spotify
“…celebrates La Santa Cecilia’s heritage with a kind of warm, familial embrace. “Amar y Vivir” is about passion, but that should be obvious after the first few syllables of vocalist La Marisoul... Each phrase arrives as if wrapped in velvet.” – Los Angeles Times
“La Santa Cecilia do more than just recognize musical history. The six-piece band that got its start busking on the streets of Los Angeles just recorded their fifth album, Amar Y Vivir, in cantinas, open-air plazas and theaters in Mexico City. The resulting music erupts with a buoyant live energy—just as it’s traditionally meant to be heard and played. The album is an audio celebration of Mexican genres, like ranchera and boleros, and the band expertly pulls off each sound, in large part thanks to singer Marisol “La Marisoul” Hernandez’s booming voice, which recalls the power and assertiveness of Lucha Villa and Amalia Mendoza.” - FADER
La Santa Cecilia’s “Amar Y Vivir” takes you on a journey through the band’s Mexican roots with an unforgettable live experience. The entire album is jam packed with covers from some of the greatest Latin American songwriters of our time.
This project is a love letter to Mexico and an opportunity to showcase the vast richness of Mexican culture for the outside world. It is an attempt to bridge the gap between cultures, through the timeless music that informed the band’s makeup, with a modern twist! It provides something for everybody.
The album is comprised of traditional Mexican and Latin American music that was recorded entirely live in just 5 days in the streets, bars, and parks of Mexico City. It is an exploration of the band’s heritage and features collaborations with iconic Mexican singer Eugenia Leon, Chilean star Mon Laferte and the legendary Mariachi America, among others.
This was the first official release for the independent label Rebeleon Entertainment. The album was produced by long-time La Santa Cecilia collaborator and 17-time Grammy winning producer Sebastian Krys, and the visual portion was produced by Coyote Media House and directed by up-and-coming Venezuelan director Nelson Moreno.
With a captivating voice that sings about love, loss, and everyday struggles, the band has become the voice of a new bicultural generation in the United States, fully immersed in modern music, but always close to their Latin American influences and Mexican heritage. La Santa Cecilia won a Grammy in 2014 for Best Latin Rock album for Treinta Dias, and they were nominated last year in the same category for Buenaventura. With this new Grammy nomination for “Amar Y Vivir,” the band now has received a total of five nominations between the GRAMMY and LATIN GRAMMY Awards. The past year has seen La Santa Cecilia take the music of “Amar Y Vivir” directly to the people with extensive touring throughout the United States, Mexico and Colombia – highlighted by landmark concerts at The Hollywood Bowl, Festival Cervantino in Mexico and Rock al Parque in Colombia. The band is now in the early creative stage of their eagerly awaited follow-up album expected later this year.