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Music: Diana Gameros (CA) with Cathartic Conundrum

November 19, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

- $10 - $15

Mexican born, Oakland based singer-songwriter Diana Gameros (“a dazzling female on the rise” – Mother Jones) performs with Boston’s Cathartic Conundrum.

Doors at 7:00 PM, music begins at 7:30 PM

All ages, $10-15 sliding scale.

Among the Bay Area’s bustling music scene is singer-guitarist-social justice activist Diana Gameros, an artist who’s quickly caught the attention of national media as well as acclaimed musicians (i.e. La Santa Cecilia, Natalie Lafourcade, Bebel Gilberto, Taylor Mac, San Francisco Symphony) who’ve been drawn to her singular music and intrigued by her life story. From the age of 13, Gameros has resided in the United States, and for much of that time, she’s been an undocumented immigrant. Now with legal status through a work permit and a green card on the way, Gameros writes a love letter to her homeland with 13 standout renditions of classic Mexican songs on her latest album, Arrullo, in anticipation of soon returning to Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. Gameros independently releases her sophomore album, Arrullo, on November 10, 2017. At Gallery 263, Gameros will perform an acoustic set with tunes from Arrullo and original compositions from her first album Eterno Retorno, which is a soulful and musical retrospective of her journey as an immigrant.

“Diana Gameros’ steady fingerpicking and elegantly simple melody create a calm within the storm, a safe place for big questions and long-ailing wounds that transcend any news cycle. Her voice has a remarkable expressive range. She’s at once strong and breathy — in an instant, wounded and boldly searching.“— NPR

Cathartic Conundrum is a trio influenced by Latin rhythms, classical music, jazz harmony, poetic whimsy and surreality. Comprised of saxophone (Jesse Colford), percussion (Nicholas Samuel), piano, ukulele, and voice (Anaís Azul), Cathartic Conundrum uses this diverse array of timbres, vivid, viceral imagery and bilingual lyrics (Spanish and English) to tell stories about mental health, existentialism, politics, and emotionality.

Poster design by Maura Gaughan


November 19, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$10 - $15
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Gallery 263
263 Pearl Street
Cambridge, MA United States
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