Special Concert at the Athenaeum Art Center
Thursday, June 21, 2018
All concerts begin at 7:30 PM
Mariela Contreras and her band Con Todo will perform at the Athenaeum Art Center on June 21 in the Remezcla Fronteriza concert, where Contreras will debut her first album with producer Jesse Audelo—a project that demonstrates her vocal range and eclectic influences from the Latin Soul and R & B communities.
A blend of relentless work ethic, boundless passion, and uninhibited creativity have worked harmoniously to allow San Diego–based artist Mariela Contreras to carve a unique position for herself as a bilingual vocalist and performer.
As a youth, Mariela’s fascination with rhythm and vocals broadened her musical horizons as she delved into the universe of piano, percussion, and vocals. She then continued her journey and drew from a variety of influences, including Celia Cruz, Armando Manzanero, Ella Fitzgerald, Amy Winehouse, Astrud Gilberto, Bobby McFerrin, Janis Joplin, and Jill Scott.
Her natural ability, coupled with her determination, has allowed her to become an opening act for multiple established entertainers, including Ely Guerra, Edith Marquez, Rosana, Romeo Santos, Mana, and Selena Gomez.
Contreras performs with her band Con Todo throughout San Diego, Los Angeles, and Baja California. Her band features friends who have grown musically with her and continue to contribute to her passion for music: Antonio Econom on drums, Brian Repec on keyboard, Oskar Beckmann on bass, Mark Lamson on percussion, Jordan Morita on trombone, Bill Caballero on trumpet, and Jesse Audelo on tenor saxophone.
The June 21 concert visits songs that have traveled the US–Mexico border freely and continue to unite people, and most importantly, make them dance.
The program will include works by Pauline Oliveros, Ben Richter, Sky Macklay, Andrew C. Smith, and more.
Athenaeum Art Center
1955 Julian Avenue
San Diego, CA 92113
Individual Tickets: $10 in advance / $15 at the door