Release: Grammy Award–winning Band La Santa Cecilia to Perform at ArtPower


GRAMMY Award–Winning Band
La Santa Cecilia to Perform at ArtPower

La Jolla, C.A.—ArtPower at UC San Diego presents the GRAMMY–winning band La Santa Cecilia on Thursday, October 22, at 8 p.m at Price Center East Ballroom on the UC San Diego campus. Taking their name from the patron of saint of musician and exemplifying the modern-day creative hybrid of Latin culture, rock, and world music—La Santa Cecilia consists of accordionist and requintero Jose “Pepe” Carlos; bassist Alex Bendana, percussionist Miguel Ramirez; and lead vocalist La Marisoul, whose captivating voice sings about love, loss and heartbreak. The concert at ArtPower will feature performance of their most recent album, Someday New, including the heartfelt Spanglish rendition of The Beatles’ iconic “Strawberry Field Forever.” Tickets for event are $30 and can be ordered online at or by calling the box office at 858.534.TIXS (8497). Additional program information can be found at

About La Santa Cecilia
Los Angeles–based quartet La Santa Cecilia have gone from performing on the streets of Los Angeles to being called The Best Latin Alternative Band of 2012–13. They take their name from the patron saint of music, and represent the epitome of the new bi-cultural generation—fully immersed in the modern music and art of the country they have called home from their youngest days while adventurously fusing together a new sound that also pays homage to the rich traditions of their Mexican heritage. Fronted by the distinctively strong voice of Marisol “La Marisoul” Hernandez, the often irreverent, but always artistically serious band is composed of accordionist and requintero José “Pepe” Carlos, bass player Alex Bendeña, and percussionist Miguel “Oso” Ramirez. Their influences range from Miles Davis to The Beatles, Led Zeppelin to Janis Joplin and Mercedes Sosa to Ramon Ayala. In 2013, the band released their major label debut Treinta Dias (30 Days), which featured a captivating collaboration with fan Elvis Costello on “Losing Game.” Now, just after their GRAMMY win for Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album, the band presents their new album Someday New.

About ArtPower
ArtPower at UC San Diego builds creative experiences in music, dance, film, exhibition, and food for our collective pleasure and inspiration. We engage diverse audiences through vibrant, challenging, multi-disciplinary performances by emerging and renowned international artists. Through extensive partnerships, ArtPower provides exciting opportunities for research, participation, and creation of new work, igniting powerful dialogue between artists, students, scholars, and the community.