Gente de Zona to Perform in Celia Cruz Tribute


Billboard’s Griselda Flores writes that the group Gente de Zona will perform at the Celia Cruz Tribute this summer at the Hollywood Bowl. Other performers joining the tribute are the Pedrito Martinez Group, Angélique Kidjo, Café Tacvba, La Santa Cecilia, and Mon Laferte. Flores writes:

The Hollywood Bowl is taking a cue from the recent surge in public interest in all things Cuban. A special tribute honoring salsa queen Celia Cruz will take place at the Hollywood Bowl this summer, featuring Cuban artists like Gente de Zona and Pedrito Martinez, and Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Angélique Kidjo.

The Latin Grammy-winning duo and Kidjo will headline the concert. The Pedrito Martinez Group, whose Habana Dreams album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Tropical Albums chart last June, will be the opening act during the summer concert taking place Aug. 9. [. . .]

The Celia Cruz tribute is part of the Hollywood Bowl’s summer 2017 lineup recently announced. Other Latin artists on the summer schedule include Café Tacvba, La Santa Cecilia and Mon Laferte, who will perform at the Bowl on Sept. 17 as part of the Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA series.

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