For Immediate Release: The Center is Bringing “Waila Music” to Escondido for the First Time!


Escondido, California — :

Join us at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido for our new summer series: Hidden City Sounds which fills the Lyric Court with music every Friday from June 7th to October 4th!

On Friday, September 27th, chicken scratch band, Southern Scratch performs at the Center starting at 7pm.

Southern Scratch is only the best known of innumerable chicken scratch bands that are now flooding dance halls in the Southwest.

Headed by Ron Joaquin, son of legendary waila musician Angelo Joaquin, this Native American-Southwestern crossover is exclusively instrumental and is performed to be danced to.

For more than 50 years the Joaquin name has been synonymous with the very best of waila – the popular dance music of the Tohono O’odham (“Desert People”) of the Sonoran desert.

Waila dances start at sunset and last until dawn as the People dance to polkas, cumbias, mazurkas, boleros, shottisches and other couple dances performed on saxophone, guitar, bass, bajo sexto, percussion and drums as well as the occasional vocals.

While we won’t be going until dawn, we will be dancing the night away with Southern Scratch.

Get more information about their performance here: http://artcenter.org/event/hidden-city-sounds-southern-scratch/

Enjoy a different genre of live music each week along with DJ’s, food trucks, inflatables, and a cash bar.

Hidden City Sounds music series is generously sponsored by Frontwave Credit Union and White Board Risk and Insurance Solutions.

Learn more about the Hidden City Sound music series here: http://artcenter.org/events/category/hidden-city-sounds-2/

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About the California Center for the Arts, Escondido 

A 501(c)3 charitable organization, the Center’s creation was sparked by a civic vision—one that recognized the vital role that the arts play in strengthening and uniting the community. Our commitment to enriching lives and improving access to the arts, especially for low-income individuals and families, is exemplified through our extensive educational programming and robust series of free community events. The Center is guided by an enthusiastic Board of Trustees and passionate staff who are dedicated to furthering arts education and access, and to creating programs that provide cultural enrichment for residents of North County and beyond.

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