From East Los to the ?GRAMMYS!

Two garage band back up singers from East Los sing on Grammy Nominated Carlos Chavez Vol. 3 with TAMBUCO

By Suzanna Guzm
Published on LatinoLA: January 15, 2006

From East Los to the ?GRAMMYS!

Who would guess that DECADES after singing at the top of our lungs in the bathrooms at San Gabriel Mission High School, two home girls from East L.A.and the San Gabriel Valley, Suzanna Guzm?n and Alba Quezada would be featured vocalists on Best Classical Album of 2005 GRAMMY nominated CD? BEST CLASSICAL GRAMMY!!! ORALE! Here is the info. Say a novena for us and remember us on February 8, 2006 ?SI! SE PUEDE. ?We're going to the GRAMMYS!

Southwest Chamber Music and Cambria Master Recordings are proud to announce the release of the 3rd recording of a four-volume set chronicling the complete chamber music of Mexico?s most famous composer, Carlos Ch?vez.

This volume is a result of an ongoing international collaboration between Southwest Chamber Music and the Tambuco Percussion Ensemble in Mexico. Volume 3 features the complete music for percussion and the complete music for voice and instruments with Alba Quezada and Los Angeles Opera mezzo- soprano Suzanna G?zman. The first two releases have earned 2003 and 2004 GRAMMY? Awards from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.


"Everything in this collection is attractive"
--Bernard Holland, New York Times

?Bravo to Southwest Chamber Music! I?m listening to it as I write and this is extraordinary music full of timpani and high Mexican loneliness and the liquid voice of mezzo soprano Suzanna Guzman.?
-Larry Wilson, Pasadena Star-News

"It [Southwest Chamber Music] has won two Grammys in a row for CD of the music of Carlos Chavez, but the just-released third volume is the best yet"
--Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times

About Suzanna Guzm:
Suzanna Guzm?n an East LA native is an artist of the L. A. Opera. She performs at at important international venues and is a warrior for arts education.

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