Qué Cosa es el Amor? Las Tesoros Album Relases Concert
Join us in celebrating the release of Las Tesoros de San Antonio’s
first album featuring their current voices “Qué cosa es el Amor?” with
two concerts on Saturday February 11, 2017 at 6 PM and Sunday February
12 at 3 PM at the Esperanza (922 San Pedro Ave. San Antonio, Texas.)
The songs from the album talk about love that doesn’t last. The CD
features musicians such as Max and Josh Baca from Los Texmaniacs,
pianist Aaron Prado y más!
This event will officially kickoff the year-long celebration of
Esperanza’s 30th anniversary.
Last February 2016 we celebrated the release of Las Tesoros’ first CD
“Las Estrellas de Ayer, Las Tesoros de Hoy,” which highlighted some of
their hits. Last year, the matinee show was sold out and the evening
show was also packed so we strongly encourage people to purchase
pre-sale tickets. Pre-sale tickets are $10 and $15 at the door. We are
also offering a group of 10 or more $8 each person (pre-sale only)
Pre-sale will be available starting Wednesday Jan. 11, 2017 and ends
Friday Feb. 10 at 6 PM. There will be an opportunity to buy the CD for
$15 and have the mujeres sign them.
Call us at (210) 228-0201 or stop by our office to purchase tickets.
Concessions will be available for purchase. Doors will open at 5:15 PM
on Saturday and at 2:15 PM on Sunday.
Accompanying musicians TBA.
About Las Tesoros
Las Tesoros de San Antonio are four mujeres who were each individually
renowned performers in the 1940s, 50s, and/or 60s. All grew up in the
Westside of San Antonio and enjoyed incredible singing careers
regionally, nationally and internationally. The Esperanza Peace and
Justice Center brought these four musical tesoros (treasures) out of
retirement to sing and perform again in 2006. Now 11 years later, the
women are in their late 80s/early 90s and are still performing in San
Antonio and around Texas.
The women that make up Las Tesoros are Rita “La Calandria” Vidaurri,
Beatriz “La Paloma del Norte” Llamas,” and Blanca “Blanquita Rosa”
Rodriguez – three strong mujeres who helped build the foundations for
San Antonio’s rich musical cultura in spite of the male dominated
music industry and patriarchal families they came from. Even though
they had their own musical trajectories, these women inspired and
supported each other. Despite the sexism and racism in the music
industry at that time, as well as the machismo present in their own
communities, they persevered and garnered loyal fans and recognition.
Las Tesoros are part of Esperanza’s Arte Es Vida project, which seeks
to present and affirm the rich cultura and history of San Antonio’s
Westside often overlooked in official accounts of the city.
• Rita Vidaurri "La Calandria" - Rita was a successful performer in
Mexico in and throughout Central and South America in the 1940s. She
toured Cuba with legends Celia Cruz and Olga Guillot. Over the years,
Rita performed with famous artists including Tin Tán, Pedro Vargas,
Trío Tariacuri, Lalo González (‘El Piporro’), Cantinflas, Nat King
Cole and many more. In 1957, she was selected as the Jax Beer Poster
model. In 2004, Esperanza produced her CD, “La Calandria,” returning
Rita to the singing circuit.
• Beatriz Llamas "La Paloma del Norte" - Beatriz was born in
Aguascalientes, MX and moved to San Antonio’s Westside with her
parents at age 13. Soon after, she began touring with Mariachi
Chapultepec and Conjunto Bernal, becoming a hit on the radio. In 1967,
she became the 1st Tejana to perform at Madison Square Garden in New
York City. In 1995, she was inducted into the Tejano Music Hall of
Fame and, in 1999, into the Tejano Conjunto Hall of Fame.
922 San Pedro
San Antonio, TX
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