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Radiant Mexican Singer Martha Toledo Debuts in Sacramento Wed., Sept. 21; Songs Speak of Respect and Dignity for Latin American Women

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Radiant Mexican Singer Martha Toledo Debuts in Sacramento; Songs Speak of Respect and Dignity for Latin American Women

La Raza Galería Posada, Sacramento’s nonprofit hub for Latino/Chicano and Native arts cultural programming, continues to bring rare,compelling and exciting music concerts to their intimate performance space in Midtown.


Martha Toledo
is an internationally recognized performer whose commanding presence embodies the sensibility and majesty of the Oaxacan culture. A Zapotec singer from the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in southern Oaxaca, Mexico, her soulful sound evokes the pulsing, vibrant rhythm of her country’s music legacy. Many of these songs carry the contemporary message of respect and dignity, particularly for Latin American women. With modern instrumentation and arrangements, Toledo brings a social awareness to her repertoire of classic and native songs. Guitarist José Roberto (Tabasco, México) described as a “blazing guitar stylist” will accompany her.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011
La Raza Galería Posada
1022 22nd St.
Sacramento, CA 95816
Showtime: 7:30 PM
$15 advance tickets on sale now at Brown Paper Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/191782

Gallery: (916)446-5133

You Tube video of Toledo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBDeK-9MeBA&feature=related

“Her voice dances to the rhythm of the north wind, making her skirt and her cicada heart flutter. Her voice embodies the sounds of rivers and birds in the trees, starry skies, and moonlit nights from the Chimalapas rain forest that flow within her." -Arte Guede

Toledo also appears in the award-winning 2001 documentary film, Blossoms of Fire, directed by renowned Bay Area filmmaker, Maureen Gosling. “Blossoms of Fire is a dazzling, whirling dance of a film that celebrates the extraordinary lives of the Isthmus Zapotecs of southern Oaxaca, Mexico, whose strong work ethic and fierce independent streak rooted in their culture, have resulted not only in powerful women but also in the region’s progressive politics and their unusual tolerance of alternative gender roles.” – IMDB

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MA8MmmrX-6s A screening of this film will be announced soon

Toledo has performed all over Mexico (including at the 10,000 seat National Auditorium in Mexico City), in northern California and throughout Austria. She has been featured twice at the Tamejavi Festival in Fresno, as well as in the Bay Area. She performed a cappella at the Lluvia de Sueños Concert of Indigenous Poets and Singers in Chiapas and other Mexican festivals. Toledo is also an excellent photographer, in the tradition of Graciela Iturbide and Mary Ellen Mark.

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