This is a really special performance showcasing two distinct stylings. Mestifonía w/Leonoris Causa!
Starting at 7:00 Leonoris Causa! Leonoris Causa is Leonor Guelbenzu's music project, a songwriter from Madrid, Spain. Classically trained musician, Leonor mixes classical guitar with spanish roots, world music and spoken word. The authenticity of her voice, the quality of her lyrics, and a clean guitar technique are the main elements that define her personal style. She has been performing since 2012 as a solo performer in venues such as Teatro del Arte, Centro Cultural Galileo, La Leyenda Rock Bar, Zanzíbar, Fígaro Café, Calvario Bar in Spain and Black Dog Cafe or Jazz Central Studios in Minneapolis.Link to website: www.leonoriscausa.com
Mestifonía : Mestifonía is a Minnesota-based band that blends Colombian, Bolivian, and American talent in a unique setlist of styles from the Iberian Peninsula and South America, bringing to life the sounds of fado, flamenco, cueca, tango, bolero and more. Within the “Latin-music" field, Mestifonía is recognized for its vibrant and uncommon instrumentation and for creating layers of timbre and cultural fusion. The group started as a duo at McNally Smith College of Music formed by Singer Paula Argüello (Colombia) and guitarist Gabo Blondel (Bolivia). Two young international students that came together out of a shared love for the folk music of South America and the desire to learn the music of the Iberian Peninsula, a place that so deeply influenced the history and culture of their countries. The talented duo then invited cellist Julia Floberg and percussionist Zakh Peterson (Minnesota) into the group, creating additional layers of timbre and cultural fusion. A half American and half Latino band that promises a rich halfblooded experience to a midwestern audience.