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Grammy-Winning, Mexican-American Band, the Villalobos Brothers, to Perform at Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center in New York City
New York City, NY - June 15, 2023 - The Villalobos Brothers, a renowned Mexican-American family band of virtuoso fiddlers and singer-songwriters, is set to captivate audiences at the long-awaited Perelman Performing Arts Center (PAC NYC) at the newly constructed World Trade Center. The band will headline the night titled "RELATIVELY SPEAKING: FAMILY AS REFUGE" on September 22, 2023. The event, curated by PAC NYC, will celebrate the love, acceptance, and understanding found within families.
"RELATIVELY SPEAKING: FAMILY AS REFUGE" will showcase artists from around the world who have built their careers by making music with their family members. The Villalobos Brothers, known for their fusion of Mexican folk and jazz, will take the stage and enchant the audience with their unique blend of traditional and contemporary sounds. Joining them for this extraordinary night of music will be Fanoos Ensemble, The HawtPlates, Amal Murkus, Martha Redbone, and Firas Zreik.
The Villalobos Brothers have established themselves as one of the foremost Contemporary Mexican ensembles in the world. Their music draws from the rich traditions of Veracruz, seamlessly blending Son Jarocho, Son Huasteco, and Latin Jazz. Their captivating performances have garnered praise on prestigious stages such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Latin Grammy Awards.
"We are thrilled to be part of the opening season at the Perelman Performing Arts Center," said Ernesto Villalobos, one of the lead vocalists and violinists of the band. "It's an honor to perform alongside other talented artists who share the same passion for music and family. We believe that music has the power to bring people together and transcend borders, and we are excited to share our message with the audience."
The Perelman Performing Arts Center, located at the corner of Fulton and Greenwich Street on the World Trade Center campus, is a dynamic new cultural organization dedicated to bringing together audiences and artists in flexible performance spaces. This state-of-the-art venue will open its doors to the public in September 2023, offering a wide-ranging program that will enthrall, awe, and entertain audiences.
"During the rebuilding of the World Trade Center, we recognized the importance of including a performing arts center that would bring new life and energy to Lower Manhattan," said Michael R. Bloomberg, Chair of PAC NYC and former Mayor of New York City. "We are proud to see the Perelman Performing Arts Center come to fruition and contribute to the cultural fabric of this great city."
Tickets for the event can be purchased through an exclusive pre-sale for PAC NYC Members and Citi cardholders, starting on June 20 at 10 am. General on-sale opens on June 23 at 10 am. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the PAC NYC website at https://pacnyc.org/whats-on/refuge-family/ or the official Villalobos Brothers website at http://villalobosbrothers.com.
About Villalobos Brothers: The Villalobos Brothers are a Grammy-winning Mexican-American family band consisting of Ernesto Villalobos, Alberto Villalobos, and Luis Villalobos. They are recognized as one of the foremost Contemporary Mexican ensembles in the world, combining Mexican folk, jazz, and classical music. The band has performed on prestigious stages globally and collaborated with renowned musicians, including Bruce Springsteen and Dolly Parton.