P R E S S R E L E A S E S 2006
September 14, 2006
Las Rubias del Norte Plays MASS MoCA's Alternative Cabaret Series
(North Adams, Mass.) Las Rubias del Norte (the blonds of the north) plays boleros, cha chas, cumbias, huaynos, lieder, and cowboy songs. With their mix of re-interpreted songs from all across the Americas, Las Rubias del Norte will take MASS MoCA audiences back to a time and place mostly imagined on Saturday, October 14 at 8 PM. According to Time Out New York, "a pair of angelic voices pushes this elegant, Latin-flavored band's swoon rating into the stratosphere." Part of MASS MoCA's Alt Cabaret series, Las Rubias del Norte will perform in Club B-10. Doors open at 7 PM with dinner and snacks from Lickety Split and full bar available."Fronted by two classically trained American female vocalists with the most beautiful pipes in all of Brooklyn, Las Rubias del Norte fuses traditional Latin American music with a touch of the unexpected (vocalist Emily Hurst doubles on glockenspiel)," says the Village Voice. "A smattering of styles blend nicely to create a full-bodied sound that soothes the ear." In 2005, the Voice voted Las Rubias "Best Band with a Glockenspiel." Las Rubias del Norte began four years ago when New York Choral Society veterans Emily Hurst and Allyssa Lamb decided to sing Mexican songs. With its two classically trained frontwomen - neither of whom are blond - the band includes musicians from the United States, France, and Columbia, who all look back to the Latin motherland most of them never had. Drawing their early inspiration from sources like the Tejana singer Lydia Mendoza and the arrangements of Cuban band The Lecuona Cuban Boys, Las Rubias del Norte also bring their unique re-invention to songs by Abba, Edith Piaf, and Mozart. Las Rubias del Norte has enjoyed press attention from news organizations such as New York magazine, NPR's Morning Edition, A&E's Breakfast with the Arts, and the New Yorker magazine. Tickets for Las Rubias del Norte are $14 in advance or $18 the day of the concert. MASS MoCA members receive a 10% discount. Tickets are available through the MASS MoCA Box Office located off Marshall Street in North Adams, open from 11 A.M. to 5 P.M. Wednesday through Monday (July 1 through August 31, from 10 A.M. until 6 P.M. daily). Tickets can also be charged by phone by calling 413.662.2111 during Box Office hours or purchased on line at www.massmoca.org. MASS MoCA, the largest center for contemporary visual and performing arts in the United States, is located off Marshall Street in North Adams on a 13-acre campus of renovated 19th-century factory buildings.
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