Mexican Canadian Folk Singer Quique Escamilla Songs of Social Justice
March 3 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Join Mexican Canadian FOLK MUSIC Award Winner QUIQUE ESCAMILLA for an intimate concert SUNDAY MARCH 3rd, 2018 | 8:30PM!!
Quique Escamilla is a Mexican-Canadian, multi-instrumental musician, singer-songwriter, producer, who won the Juno Award for World Music Album of the Year at the Juno Awards of 2015 with his first full-length and self-produced album, 500 Years of Night
His lyrics carry powerful messages that are inspired by and support various social and political issues such as human rights, immigration reform, global conservation, anti-racism, anti-discrimination, anti-oppression and indigenous rights. 25 years of performing live have seasoned Quique to effortlessly connect with his audiences–either solo or with his band; be it in an intimate house concert setting, a large music festival such as the Montreal Jazz Festival, headline Toronto’s majestic Koerner Hall, or rock the Millenium Park’s main stage in Chicago. ��”After each song the sold-out crowd at Canada’s National Arts Centre walked willingly into the palm of Quique’s hand and became his diehard fans. He is charming without being silly, political without being pretentious, and gifted as a performer in every way.” – Amanda Putz, CBC Radio-Canada, Ottawa.
“Quique Escamilla epitomizes the vibrancy of Toronto’s world music scene – his songs draw on his roots in Chiapas, Mexico’s southernmost state, and are delivered with the rock energy and flair of Canada’s largest city where he now lives. Last year Escamilla crossed the Atlantic four times, playing in Italy, France, Belgium, Holland, and Spain, leading to a powerful performance at Womex 2016 in Santiago de Compostela. The climax of their set is the politically-charged “Máscara de Esperanza” for which Escamilla dons the familiar balaclava-mask of the Zapatistas, only to remove it at the end in a gesture of hope and truth.” -Tony Montague – fRoots (UK)
“…one of the most unique troubadours I’ve ever encountered for his eloquence and enchanting manner, on and off stage…” – Amy Mangan, Artistic Liaison Mariposa Folk Festival
6PM FILM SCREENING: ‘TWO MOTHERS’ & INTRODUCTION OF ‘BRUJA’ , A NEW FILM PROJECT OF ASIEL NORTON, JOEY CAPONE & ELA ROTH (by donation)