Learn the Art of Songwriting from Members of Quetzal this Saturday
|Martha and Quetzal|
The wife-husband duo and their band have just released 12 finely crafted tracks rounding out their fifth studio album Imaginaries to acclaim by Smithsonian Folkways earlier this year. "Songwriting is storytelling. A song as a sonic and literary manifestation is life's soundscape, a unique cathartic memento, as well as a powerful political tool," González is quoted in the liner notes for the recording. "Without question, music is an important historical text. A person's life-views, triumphs and struggles can be poured into a song."
The Weekly patiently awaits a Quetzal concert date scheduled in OC, but until then, give a listen and get yourself to el Centro from 2 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday for the songwriting class and again on April 21 at the same time for a follow-up rehearsal. There's no registration required. Just show up!
El Centro Cultural de Mexico is located at 313 N. Birch Street, Santa Ana.