Quetzal’s new Album Quetzanimales and 20 year Anniversary Celebration!

What went down:

Quetzal had a listening party for their new album Quetzanimales at Espacio 1839 and an engaging Q&A on July 2, 2014 about the concept of the album. They discussed how the challenges and struggles of the urban animals in their songs are really symbols of our own trials happening now in our communities.

There was a lot of great dialogue about issues of gentrification and encroachment upon Boyle Heights as well as a reminder of the importance of actually taking the time to stop and get to know your own community and life and inhabitants that maybe we are too busy overlooking.

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6 Days left to help fund Quetzal’s new Album!

I can’t think of another band from Los Angeles that’s been working as long and as hard as Quetzal, Grammy winning band from East LA, while never losing touch with their roots and their responsibility to their community. They are the quintessential artivist group and you can count on seeing them performing at events and rallies all over Los Angeles for causes important to our communities. They’ve been working tirelessly on their new album Quetzanimales and need our support to help them finish it! Even after a Grammy win, Quetzal has avoided the typical commercial music route, instead “creating music that remains committed to expressing the dignity, resistance, and struggle of our communities.” Please consider supporting their Kickstarter campaign! Their goal is almost within sight, with just $1300 more needed within the next 6 days!