After 17 months of silence, Earthwise Productions is roaring back with a free concert by La Doña, also known as Cecilia Peña- Govea, or La Doña Y Sus Cuates — her buddies. The show will be Saturday, August 7 at Palo Alto Art Center Auditorium, at 2 p.m.
Tickets go on sale Friday for the free event on EventBrite.
All persons must have their ticket, in advance. For those who do not use the internet but can read this post, please call (650) 305-0701 for reservations.
I’ve produced a handful of events at the art center but this show is unique in that as a matinee the attendees will also be able to see the art exhibit, which in this case is called “The Black Index”. The exhibit has a social conscience purpose, and artwork by a group of artists including Lava Thomas. I would say that Cecilia Peña Govea, pka La Doña is also activistic in her music; not sure how the art exhbit and the concert affect each other beyond the fact that I am the producer of the event and both music and art (and social consciousness) affect me. (If you are a male and you go into the rest room of the Palo Alto Art Center, there is a blue sticky note I put a week ago above the sink that says “LAVA” which refers to the artist and is also the Spanish word for “wash”)
La Doña is also playing a free show at Yerba Buena gardens this Saturday, June 17 at noon and has festival and club dates coming up in Austin, Chicago and Brooklyn. She has a new single or a set of songs in the ranchera style coming out this week as well. Chica, GO!
And(ale): The show with La Doña at Palo Alto Art Center is actually part of a series:
Saturday, July 31: Scott Amendola Philip Greenlief Duo;
Saturday, August 7: La Doña Y Sus Cuates;
Saturday, August 14: David James Trio featuring Beth Custer and Al Williams.
All shows 2 p.m. — reservations required. One ticket per customer. Fijate.