Magos Herrera brings her exquisitely refined charm and superb vocal skills to the intimate Thalia Theatre in Gracias a la Vida. Crossing and blurring the borders separating jazz from Latin American song, Magos Herrera embodies in her polyglot approach to communication the truest LatiNew spirit of proactive globality.
Backed by Luis Perdomo (piano); Sam Minaie (bass) and Alex Kautz (drums), Ms. Herrera will share with the audience a trip through many of the vast musical landscapes that are part of her repertoire. Included in the journey will be her unique version of Gracias a la Vida, a song written by Chile's Violeta Parra and brought to fame by Argentina's Mercedes Sosa, a telling choice by an artist who is a leading voice for gender equality.
Born in Mexico City, Magos Herrera celebrates a decade living in New York City. Her career has earned her wide international acclaim, including a mention in Tom Moon's blog titled 1000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die. In 2011 the leading Spanish language lifestyle women's magazine, Siempre Mujer, featured Magos Herrera alongside Michelle Obama as one of the Top 10 Women of the Year for her outstanding work as a musical ambassador for Mexican contemporary music.
Mago's curious intellect and outspoken advocacy for women's rights earned her an invitation by Forbes to participate in a Forum celebrating Mexico's outstanding professional women, Foro Forbes 2016 de Mujeres Destacadas de México, along with 40 of the country's leaders and decision makers. She also produces and hosts a weekly radio program from New York, titled La vuelta a la Manzana for Mexico's Public Radio, where she shares her joy for music and chats with top artists of the international jazz-world music. As part of her extensive teaching involvements, Ms. Herrera has taught in music schools including Fermatta Music Academy and DIM Music School in Mexico City, has been a guest professor for master classes and clinics at Berklee College in Boston, Berklee Latino in Colombia, Central College in Pella, Iowa, Miami Dade College, Kula Lumpur Music Academy, Escuela Superior de Música in Mexico City, and many more in Europe and the Americas. For more information, visit http://magosherrera.com/
Eleanor Dubinsky will perform during LatiNew's Happy Hour at Bar Thalia, beginning at 7:15 pm. A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Eleanor also perfectly embodies LatiNew's multicultural and multilingual approach to music, as well as a firm commitment to promoting women's rights.
Throughout her solid international career, Ms. Dubinsky has found the tender edge where jazz, world, and pop sensibilities meet emotionally forthright songwriting. Composing in English, French and Spanish, the indie songstress is noted for her soothing, sultry vocals, enlivened by Latin, Brazilian, American and West African rhythms. Eleanor also teaches songwriting and performs for children and adults receiving cancer treatment at NY Presbyterian Hospital. For more information, visit https://eleanordubinsky.com/
After Show Party with the Artists at Bar Thalia with DJ Malik Work. For more information, visit http://www.malikwork.com/