CELEBRATE AMERI’KANA
Music and Arts Festival

Los Texmaniacs, Making Movies, Renee Goust, Ameri’Kana All Stars and friends

Founded by the Latin Grammy-nominated band Making Movies, Celebrate AMERI’KANA is a traveling festival celebrating the diverse colors of American music.

The collective AMERI’KANA All-Stars presents a high-energy show that blends the folkloric with the cutting edge and features a rotating cast of incredible leaders in their respective genres. Looking to redefine “Americana,” highlighting the crossroads of the languages and rhythms that make American music.

Making Movies is a band based in the United States with a sound Rolling Stone describes as “an eclectic blend of rumbero percussions, delicate organs, and grungy fuzz rock.” Led by Panamanian singer/guitarist Enrique Chi, on electric guitar, Mexican-American percussionist and keyboardist Juan-Carlos Chaurand, and drummer Duncan Burnett, the band rose to acclaim through a decade of relentless touring in the US and Latin America.

The band collaborated with Rubén Blades on the single “No Te Calles,” which NPR included in their Best of 2019 list and became the opening track of his album Paraiso Road Gang nominated for 2019 Latin Grammy Album of the Year. They have also toured alongside Los Lobos, Ozomatli, Hurray For the Riff Raff, Thievery Corporation, and many more.

Max Baca and Los Texmaniacs are the Past, Present, And Future of Conjunto Music. Combine a hefty helping of Tex-Mex conjunto, simmer with several parts Texas rock, and add a daring dash of well-cured blues and R&B riffs, and you’ve cooked up the tasty Grammy-winning LosTexmaniacs groove.

The band has a wide-ranging experience touring and recording with Flaco Jimenez of Texas Tornados fame, Los Super Seven, and even the Rolling Stones. While Max Baca has participated in eleven Grammy-winning projects, the band themselves won their first Grammy in 2010 and a nomination for their last Smithsonian Folkways recording in 2019, Borders y Bailes – featuring Lyle Lovett and Rick Trevino.

Renee Goust is a Mexican-American singer-songwriter seeking to make historically underrepresented groups visible in Mexican music. Her songs “La cumbia feminazi” and “Querida muerte (No nos maten)” are well-established gender equality hymns in Latin America. Her music has been featured in Billboard, Rolling Stone, and El País, to name a few. Renee has performed at renowned venues like Lincoln Center and the Guggenheim Museum in New York and El Zócalo in Mexico City. She has collaborated with the United Nations, Amnesty International, and LGBTQ+ marches in New York, Mexico City, and La Paz, Bolivia.

WorldBeat Cultural Center’s
SummerSplash Reggae Festival

SummerSplash is curated by Makeda “Dread” Cheatom, executive director and founder of the WorldBeat Cultural Center. Makeda has produced programs and presented artists from wide cultural genres at the cultural center and beyond. She’s the founder of her own radio show, Reggae Makossa, broadcast on Fusion Radio 102.5 FM and produces her own television show WorldBeat Live, which is broadcast on numerous community television networks throughout the county. Makeda “Dread” Cheatom is dedicated, committed and determined to raise world consciousness through music, dance, and the arts. She promotes unity in diversity while teaching world peace.

Ana Tijoux
with J Noa

One of the most respected MCs in any language, Ana Tijoux has been winning over fans around the world since her debut 1977 bubbled up from an underground sensation into mainstream recognition after being featured on the hit TV show “Breaking Bad” and favorited by Radiohead’s Thom Yorke.

“South America’s answer to Lauryn Hill: equally skillful at singing and rapping,” (New York Times), Tijoux brings her new album Vengo on tour to the US—her first full US tour since 2018—which showcases the nimble MC over lush, golden-era hip-hop production rooted in traditional Latin instrumentation.

Born in France to Chilean parents in political exile during Pinochet’s dictatorship, Tijoux moved back to Chile as a teenager and found a home in the emerging hip-hop scene of Santiago. In concert, Tijoux takes the stage with a full band that brings to life the intricate arrangements of the new album, a whirlwind trip through hip-hop, jazz, and funk, spiced with a bit of politics and her great sense of humor that has led audiences around the globe fall in love with her.

The Cream of Clapton Band
24 Nights Revisited

With very special guests Nathan East and Gregg Bissonette

Bringing a sensibility that comes from being around this music their whole lives, lead guitarist and vocalist, Will Johns, is Eric’s Nephew; on keyboards, Noah East is son to Clapton’s longtime bassist, Nathan East.

From 2024, we are blessed to have the legendary groove of Grammy award winning drummer Steve Ferrone, who played in Eric’s band between 1986 and 1992.

The set includes not only the ‘Clapton Classics’ but rekindles hits from albums Behind the Sun, August and Journeyman – recordings that have particularly influenced this band and led to Eric’s record breaking 24-night residency at London’s Royal Albert Hall with Steve Ferrone on drums!

Dream Like Taylor

A Live Band Journey Through The Enchanted Eras of Taylor Swift

With her distinct style, legendary catalog of music, and a stage presence like no other, it’s easy to see why Taylor Swift is one of the most successful and influential artists of the 21st century. This tribute, created by Cassie B and developed at UC San Diego features all of Taylor’s top hits including; “Shake It Off”, “Blank Space”, “Love Story”, “You Belong With Me”, “Look What You Made Me Do”, “Wildest Dreams”, and more!

Sing. Dance. Repeat.

 

Mark Guiliana

“Mark Guiliana, a technical master with a rare sense of musicality, has over the last decade become one of the most influential drummers of his generation.”— JazzTimes

Hailed by the New York Times as “a drummer around whom a cult of admiration has formed,” Mark Guiliana brings the same adventurous spirit, eclectic palette and gift for spontaneous invention to a staggering range of styles. Equally virtuosic playing acoustic jazz, boundary-stretching electronic music, or next-level rock, he’s become a key collaborator with such original sonic thinkers as Brad Mehldau, Meshell Ndegeocello, Donny McCaslin, Matisyahu, and the late, great David Bowie.

OKAN

Fusing Afro-Cuban roots with jazz, folk and global rhythms in songs about immigration, resistance and love, OKAN takes their name from the word for heart in their Afro-Cuban religion of Santeria. With vocals in Spanish, English and Spanglish, OKAN is led by the Cuban-born violinist and vocalist Elizabeth Rodriguez and percussionist and vocalist Magdelys Savigne, both Grammy and Latin-Grammy nominees.

Yächtley Crëw | Full Steam Ahead Tour

Grab your captain’s hat! The nautical-suited “Titans of Soft Rock” Yachtley Crew will be making port in San Diego for its “Full Steam Ahead Tour”.

The seven-piece band burst onto the California club scene in 2017 and has spent the past few years selling out shows across the US and gathering a fan base of “Crewpies” that is unsurpassed. 

Yacht Rock encapsulates the revival of soft rock and Top 40 hits from the late 70s to the early 80s, which has become a nation wide phenomenon, inspiring fans to dress the part and sing along. The Yachtley Crew—lead vocalist Phillip Daniel (Philly Ocean), drummer Rob Jones (Sailor Hawkins), bassist ChazRuiz (Baba Buoy), guitarist Thomas Gardner Jr. (Tommy Buoy), backing vocalist Curt Clendenin (StoneyShores), saxophone/flutist Paul Pate (Pauly Shores) and keyboardist Matt Grossman (MatthewMcDonald)—will reel you in with their world-class musicianship as they perform timeless soft rock hits from Christopher Cross to Hall & Oates to Toto and more.

 

WEDS@7 – CEPROMUSIC Ensemble

Concert 2 of 2

The Center for Experimentation and Production of Contemporary Music (CEPROMUSIC), founded in 2012, is the leading new music ensemble in Mexico and a publicly funded program through which artistic and academic activities converge in support of the creation and promotion of contemporary music. In its first ever visit to the US West Coast, Cepromusic will offer two concerts at UC San Diego’s Conrad Prebys Music Center, featuring enthralling recent works by Mexican and UC San Diego composers.


The Center for Experimentation and Production of Contemporary Music (CEPROMUSIC), created in 2012, is a space in which artistic and academic activities converge in favor of the creation, development and dissemination of contemporary music in Mexico. In addition to its regular seasons at the Palace of Fine Arts, the CEPROMUSIC Ensemble has made eight international tours with great success from critics and the public, to Germany, Colombia, Scotland, Spain, England, Brazil and two to the United States; as well as artistic and academic residencies in Colombia, Spain, the United States, Mexico and the United Kingdom. In 2018, his career was recognized with an invitation to the Darmstadt Summer Festival. The ensemble’s repertoire tries to summon the broadest aspect of the current scene: from new complexity to improvisation or from macro timbre to real-time code.

CEPROMUSIC has had residencies and collaborations with composers and performers such as Anna Göckel, Chris Cogburn, Christian Wolff, Dafne Vicente, Irvine Arditti, James Dillon, John Butcher, Joshua Fineberg, Kaija Saariaho, Katalin Károlyi, Klaus Lang, Peter Ablinger, Sigma Project Quartet, Susan Platts, Tiffany DuMouchelle, Tony Arnold, UMS ‘n JIP and Ute Wassermann, among others. In addition to its decided Latin American vocation, the CEPROMUSIC Ensemble is the instrument of a large part of contemporary Mexican composers, having collaborated, commissioned, performed and recorded national composers of several generations. The ensemble regularly collaborates with other disciplines such as video, theater, silent film, dance and multimedia, and has three record productions. Since its creation, the ensemble has performed more than 383 concerts in which it has performed more than 675 works and 212 premieres.


El Centro de Experimentación y Producción de Música Contemporánea (CEPROMUSIC), creado en 2012, es un espacio en el que convergen actividades artísticas y académicas en favor de la creación, desarrollo y difusión de la música contemporánea en México. Además de sus temporadas regulares en el Palacio de Bellas Artes, el Ensamble CEPROMUSIC ha realizado ocho giras internacionales con gran éxito de crítica y público, por Alemania, Colombia, Escocia, España, Inglaterra, Brasil y dos por Estados Unidos; así como residencias artísticas y académicas en Colombia, España, Estados Unidos, México y Reino Unido. En 2018, su trayectoria fue reconocida con una invitación al Festival de Verano de Darmstadt. El repertorio del ensamble trata de convocar a lo más amplio de la escena actual: de la nueva complejidad a la improvisación o del macro timbre al código en tiempo real.

El CEPROMUSIC ha tenido residencias y colaboraciones con compositores e intérpretes como Anna Göckel, Chris Cogburn, Christian Wolff, Dafne Vicente, Irvine Arditti, James Dillon, John Butcher, Joshua Fineberg, Kaija Saariaho, Katalin Károlyi, Klaus Lang, Peter Ablinger, Sigma Project Quartet, Susan Platts, Tiffany DuMouchelle, Tony Arnold, UMS ‘n JIP y Ute Wassermann, entre otros. Además de su decidida vocación latinoamericana, el Ensamble CEPROMUSIC es el instrumento de gran parte de los compositores mexicanos contemporáneos, habiendo colaborado, encargado, interpretado y grabado a compositores nacionales de varias generaciones. El ensamble colabora habitualmente con otras disciplinas como el video, el teatro, el cine silente, la danza y la multimedia, y cuenta con tres producciones discográficas. Desde su creación, el ensamble ha ejecutado más de 383 conciertos en los que ha interpretado más de 675 obras y 212 estrenos.

CEPROMUSIC Ensemble

Concert 1 of 2

The Center for Experimentation and Production of Contemporary Music (CEPROMUSIC), founded in 2012, is the leading new music ensemble in Mexico and a publicly funded program through which artistic and academic activities converge in support of the creation and promotion of contemporary music. In its first ever visit to the US West Coast, Cepromusic will offer two concerts at UC San Diego’s Conrad Prebys Music Center, featuring enthralling recent works by Mexican and UC San Diego composers.


The Center for Experimentation and Production of Contemporary Music (CEPROMUSIC), created in 2012, is a space in which artistic and academic activities converge in favor of the creation, development and dissemination of contemporary music in Mexico. In addition to its regular seasons at the Palace of Fine Arts, the CEPROMUSIC Ensemble has made eight international tours with great success from critics and the public, to Germany, Colombia, Scotland, Spain, England, Brazil and two to the United States; as well as artistic and academic residencies in Colombia, Spain, the United States, Mexico and the United Kingdom. In 2018, his career was recognized with an invitation to the Darmstadt Summer Festival. The ensemble’s repertoire tries to summon the broadest aspect of the current scene: from new complexity to improvisation or from macro timbre to real-time code.

CEPROMUSIC has had residencies and collaborations with composers and performers such as Anna Göckel, Chris Cogburn, Christian Wolff, Dafne Vicente, Irvine Arditti, James Dillon, John Butcher, Joshua Fineberg, Kaija Saariaho, Katalin Károlyi, Klaus Lang, Peter Ablinger, Sigma Project Quartet, Susan Platts, Tiffany DuMouchelle, Tony Arnold, UMS ‘n JIP and Ute Wassermann, among others. In addition to its decided Latin American vocation, the CEPROMUSIC Ensemble is the instrument of a large part of contemporary Mexican composers, having collaborated, commissioned, performed and recorded national composers of several generations. The ensemble regularly collaborates with other disciplines such as video, theater, silent film, dance and multimedia, and has three record productions. Since its creation, the ensemble has performed more than 383 concerts in which it has performed more than 675 works and 212 premieres.


El Centro de Experimentación y Producción de Música Contemporánea (CEPROMUSIC), creado en 2012, es un espacio en el que convergen actividades artísticas y académicas en favor de la creación, desarrollo y difusión de la música contemporánea en México. Además de sus temporadas regulares en el Palacio de Bellas Artes, el Ensamble CEPROMUSIC ha realizado ocho giras internacionales con gran éxito de crítica y público, por Alemania, Colombia, Escocia, España, Inglaterra, Brasil y dos por Estados Unidos; así como residencias artísticas y académicas en Colombia, España, Estados Unidos, México y Reino Unido. En 2018, su trayectoria fue reconocida con una invitación al Festival de Verano de Darmstadt. El repertorio del ensamble trata de convocar a lo más amplio de la escena actual: de la nueva complejidad a la improvisación o del macro timbre al código en tiempo real.

El CEPROMUSIC ha tenido residencias y colaboraciones con compositores e intérpretes como Anna Göckel, Chris Cogburn, Christian Wolff, Dafne Vicente, Irvine Arditti, James Dillon, John Butcher, Joshua Fineberg, Kaija Saariaho, Katalin Károlyi, Klaus Lang, Peter Ablinger, Sigma Project Quartet, Susan Platts, Tiffany DuMouchelle, Tony Arnold, UMS ‘n JIP y Ute Wassermann, entre otros. Además de su decidida vocación latinoamericana, el Ensamble CEPROMUSIC es el instrumento de gran parte de los compositores mexicanos contemporáneos, habiendo colaborado, encargado, interpretado y grabado a compositores nacionales de varias generaciones. El ensamble colabora habitualmente con otras disciplinas como el video, el teatro, el cine silente, la danza y la multimedia, y cuenta con tres producciones discográficas. Desde su creación, el ensamble ha ejecutado más de 383 conciertos en los que ha interpretado más de 675 obras y 212 estrenos.