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La Santa Cecilia performs live at globalFEST 2013. (Ebru Yildiz for NPR)

La Santa Cecilia: NPR Front Row

Jan 16, 2013

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Based in Los Angeles and fronted by the smoky-voiced Marisol Hernandez, the fast-rising band La Santa Cecilia splices and dices an array of Mexican and South American sounds in its songs, from Mexican norteņo and ranchera to Colombian cumbia. Here, its members perform smart originals and covers of U2's "One" and Soft Cell's "Tainted Love" — all with a wry, old-soul knowingness. La Santa Cecilia has already received a Latin Grammy nomination in 2011, but with this GlobalFEST appearance, it's poised to break out to a broader audience.

Set List

  • "Love Came Here"
  • "Uzumaki"
  • "Mambo"
  • "El Farol"
  • "Falling"
  • "One"
  • "Chicle"
  • "La Morena"
  • "El Hielo"
  • "30 Days"
  • "The Dark One"
  • "Tainted Love"
  • "Jack"
  • "Vengo"

Credits

Producers: Mito Habe-Evans, Bob Boilen; Videographers: Gabriella Garcia-Pardo, Mito Habe-Evans; Audio Engineer: Kevin Wait; Video Editor: Gabriella Garcia-Pardo; Assistant Producer: Denise DeBelius; Special Thanks to: Webster Hall, globalFEST 2013; Executive Producers: Anya Grundmann, Keith Jenkins.

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