Quetzal, who are known for their activist musical perspective, use of traditional instruments and the soulful vocals of lead singer/scholar Martha Gonzalez, won a 2013 Grammy Award for “Best Latin Urban, Rock, or Alternative Album” for their latest release “Imaginaries.” (San Francisco Son Jarocho Festival/sfsjf.com)
In 2006, Agustin Gurza of the L.A. Times observed that “fewer than 50 people, including a couple of children, were on hand to see the newly reincarnated band.” He stated that sometimes we don’t appreciate what’s in our own backyard. He called Quetzal “original,” “a world-class act,” and “infectious.”
Now, six years later, Quetzal will have no problem jamming Memorial Park for the finale of the Levitt Pavilion summer concert season. The evening promises to be rousing, joyful, while also thoughtful and conscientious.
Quetzal at Levitt Pavilion
Saturday, Aug. 24th, 6:30 p.m.
85 E. Holly St., Pasadena 91103