Quique Escamilla | SFJAZZ Summer Sessions 2022
Quique Escamilla, solo
Pan-American Troubadour

Quique Escamilla, solo

JUL 20-24 | PAN-AMERICAN SONGBOOK

Jul 21, 2022
Joe Henderson Lab
ThuJul 21

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7:00 PM

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ThuJul 21
8:30 PM

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​​“A unique talent who holds to the traditions of heavyweights like Bob Marley and Manu Chao” (CBC Radio), Chiapas-born singer and songwriter Quique Escamilla has created a resounding buzz through his signature blend of Mexican huapango and ranchera styles with rock, soul, and reggae, winning the Canadian JUNO Award for World Music Album of the Year (Canada’s equivalent of the GRAMMY) for his debut 500 Years of Night. For this exclusive performance, he will perform solo.

Escamilla began his musical journey as one of six born to a Mayan-mestizo family, singing Mexican folk songs by the age of four.

Now based in Toronto, he has absorbed the energy of the city’s rock scene and combined it with the traditional influences from his upbringing, bound by lyrics carrying powerful messages expressing his passion for human rights, immigration reform, global conservation, anti-racism, anti-discrimination, anti-oppression and indigenous rights.

Escamilla’s JUNO-winning 2014 debut, 500 Years of Night, also netted him World Best Solo Artist honors at the Canadian Folk Music Awards, leading to performances at festivals and clubs, sharing the stage with artists including Los Lobos, Alabama Shakes, Michael Franti, Cyril Neville, Jesse Cook, and Ron Sexsmith.

His newest album, Encomienda, represents what Escamilla calls his “mestizaje of the Music of the Americas,” intended to to tell stories from around the world and amplify the voices of the oppressed, the forgotten and the marginalized.

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His newest album, Encomienda, represents what Escamilla calls his “mestizaje of the Music of the Americas,” intended to to tell stories from around the world and amplify the voices of the oppressed.

A unique talent who holds to the traditions of heavyweights like Bob Marley and Manu Chao. Quique is really one to watch!

CBC Radio

A unique talent who holds to the traditions of heavyweights like Bob Marley and Manu Chao. Quique is really one to watch!

CBC Radio

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Quique Escamilla

Encomienda

Quique Escamilla

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Quique Escamilla

Encomienda

Quique Escamilla

Afrolucha

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