A Grammy® Award winning East LA Chicano rock group, now celebrating its 20-year anniversary, Quetzal is the collaborative project of Quetzal Flores (guitar), Martha González (lead vocals, percussion), Tylana Enomoto (violin), Juan Pérez (bass), Peter Jacobson (cello), and Alberto Lopez (percussion).
The musical ensemble is influenced by an East LA rock soundscape composed of Mexican ranchera, cumbia, salsa, rock, R&B, folk, and fusions of international musics, and also one whose political vision is based in social activism, feminism, and the belief that there is radical potential in expressive culture. During the past two decades, the musical force of Quetzal has created a unique cultural platform that has sounded against conditions of oppression and marginalization.
In this, their sixth album release Quetzal turns to the matter of animals in urban space-including roosters, ants, owls, geese, squirrels, coyotes, pigeons, spiders, dogs, and butterflies-to imagine a world not merely from the animal’s perspective but that shatters the colonial distinctions between persons, things, and animals. Quetzanimalesalbum available July 29th, on Artivist Entertainment.