Free and open to the public, OLGA CERPA & MESTISAY will perform on Wednesday, March 8th at 7:00pm.
MESTISAY is one of the most popular bands of the Canary Islands, where folk music lives in all its forms, from the most traditional, particularly linked to festivals and country fairs and family tradition, to the most advanced Music. Mestisay has multiple influences, coming from Canarian roots, and also incorporates sounds from countries and communities with extensive relationships with the Canary Islands: Portuguese Music, in a common Atlantic way, Bolero, Mexicans and Cuban films from 40s, African music geographically close to the Canarian archipelago.
All this work forms a musical synthesis that insists in the perviousness and mixing of the Canarian culture. A kind of music, which could be considered as "Atlantic". The group has recorded 15 albums throughout its history and has developed several projects including highly successful theatrical productions.
The band has toured more than 20 countries across three continents. In the U.S. (American record label ITUITON released its album "La Rosa de los Vientos" a few years ago). They have been performing concerts in: New York, Chicago, San Antonio Texas, Miami, etc. In 2014 they participated in a concert at the Miami Dade County Auditorium alongside Albite (Cuba) and Eva Ayllon singers (Peru). The live album was nominated for the 2014 Grammy Latino.
Most of the discography is played by OLGA CERPA, the female voice of the group. Very popular in the Canary Islands, OLGA CERPA is considered the most important female voice of the Canarian popular music over the last two decades, which is possible for a remarkable vocal power, artistic personality and extraordinary scenic imprint.