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09.20.2016

Infectious Latin Pop and Flamenco Rhythms by Tucson-based Tesoro

Infectious Latin Pop and Flamenco Rhythms by Tucson-based Tesoro at Soka Performing Arts Center

                             

Aliso Viejo, CA – Tesoro performs a stylistic blend of Latin pop and rock on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 8 p.m. at Soka Performing Arts Center as the first concert in the World Music Series. Single tickets are $30 for adults, and $26 for students, seniors and active military families. Tickets for groups of 10 or more are $25 each. Series packages include five concerts for $115 ($100 for students, seniors and active military families). Purchase tickets online at PerformingArts.Soka.edu or by calling 949-480-4ART (4278).

The Tucson-based Tesoro beautifully and adeptly mixes the diverse styles of puro flamenco, rumba, cumbia, Latin pop and rock along with a perfect measure of funk and blues. The band incorporates its signature powerful rhythms into infectiously heartfelt, unforgettably passionate, romantically catchy tunes. This concert will include the premiere of previously unreleased material. Tesoro has toured throughout the Southwest and Mexico with one of their highlight appearances at SXSW in 2013. Tucson Weekly recounted that during said appearance they “more than stepped up and delivered a set of incredibly high energy, passionate Flamenco-rock that took the room energy even higher.”

Enjoy the best emerging and established artists from around the globe performing traditional music with a contemporary twist in the World Music Series. This series includes artists from a variety of countries and cultures performing an array of musical styles and genres. Purchasing a World Music Series package offers 23% savings off single-event tickets; package expires October 22. All concerts take place at Soka’s intimate Black Box Theatre and some, including this event, will have dance floor space for the audience.

Justin Fernandez is a guitarist, vocalist and songwriter who was influenced by an older sister who was a flamenco dancer. Fernandez and Brian Scott, who began playing guitar at the age of three, started Tesoro in 2000. Scott’s musical background includes metal, classical and flamenco styles. Andrew McClarron, who was born in Bermuda and then moved to Tucson, is a self-taught bassist and cajon player. His ability to lock into the rhythms provided by drummer Gabriel Kaiser helps to create a dynamic rhythm section. Kaiser grew up in a musical household and quickly developed into a powerful drummer known for his prowess on the cajon. He adds a different flavor to Tesoro’s sound with his timbales and congas, as featured on their new, self-titled album.