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Latin band Locarno bound for Nelson

Locarno plays the Capitol Theatre in Nelson on Saturday, February 15 at 8 p.m.  - publicity photo
Locarno plays the Capitol Theatre in Nelson on Saturday, February 15 at 8 p.m.
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The Capitol Theatre has a very special Valentine’s Day surprise for you — Locarno is playing on Saturday, February 15 at 8 p.m.

The band is just coming back from Mexico and will be amped to share what they have learned down there.

“Locarno’s approach is so genuine and so welcome for audiences who enjoy great song writing, a respect for tradition, a searching musical curiosity, and virtuoso performance skills. Their compelling blend of Mexican, Cuban and North American popular music delivered with exuberant energy is a winning combination” writes Michael Juk from CBC.

Locarno is the Latin project of Paperboys frontman Tom Landa. The music, like him, is part Mexican but with strong doses of Cuban Son, folk music, pop and funk. There are threads of Son Jarocho and Salsa, with the songs a little more edgy and contemporary than usual. The music could be compared to Manu Chao, Ozomatli or Rodrigo and Gabriela but, although there are similarities, it is truly original and a new flavour in the Latin music genre.

Landa was born and raised in Mexico City to a Mexican father and a Canadian. For the past few years he has been writing and recording the material for his project Locarno. His goal is to create music which is heavily influenced by Mexican music but using the elements and musicians around him in his hometown of Vancouver.

Locarno’s debut recording, Una Mas Y Ya Nos Vamos ("One More and We’re Gone") was released in June 2011. It is receiving a great from fans and already reviewers agree that indeed Locarno is “adding exciting new flavours and blends to Latin music.”

Don’t miss the opportunity to experience Locarno live. You’ll find yourself singing their praises too. All tickets are $20, available online at capitoltheatre.bc.ca or phone 250-352-6363.

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